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NameWeblinkGeographic distributionShares with GBIF?Taxonomic FocusMobile app? Y/N# Users# RecordsCommentsDate Added/ UpdatedDownloadable data?Identification tools?Mapping tools?Educational Resources?
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NatureGatehttp://www.luontoportti.com/suomi/en/Europe??Plants, Birds, Butterflies, FishY?N/AMainly identification guide, not for recording observations.July 8, 2016
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iSpothttp://www.ispotnature.org/communities/globalGlobalYes via country nodesAllN?500,000+ebJuly 8, 2016
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esharkhttp://eoceans.org/?page_id=424Global?sharks, rays, turtles, whales, jellyfish, garbage and seals??33,000+Also have sub-projects for Fiji, Thailand, and IndonesiaJuly 11, 2016
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eBirdhttps://ebird.org/homeGlobalYBirdsY>390,000>500,000,000Several regional portals; Merlin Bird ID (separate app, also from Cornell Lab of Ornithology) incorporates eBird data, uses computer vision (trained on eBird/Macaulay photos)August 4, 2018 (numbers of records and users from March 26, 2018)yessee commentsyes
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Discover Lifehttp://www.discoverlife.org/GlobalYAllN?>2 million?Big emphasis on moths but covers thousands of taxa.July 8, 2016
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iGoTerraGlobal?AllY1,807?Tiered membership model (free and two levels of annual subscription)July 16, 2016?
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National Biodiversity Recording Centerhttps://records.biodiversityireland.ie/IrelandAll???July 11, 2019
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Picture Thishttps://www.picturethisai.com/GlobalPlantsY??Strongly relies on computer vision but also has a crowdsourcing and social element. Based in China.August 2, 2018?6Image recognition.NN
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EcoRegistroshttp://www.ecoregistros.org/site/index.phpGlobal, but mostly South America?All???Can someone who speaks Spanish explore and fill in more?March 12, 2018
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PlantsMaphttps://info.plantsmap.com/Global??Plantsresponsive??Focused on gardens and botanical collections. Most features are free but offers additional plant-specific features for a fee (e.g. rose, iris, daylily). Also offers the option to inexpensively create plant labels with QR codes.October 17, 2017????
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CyberTrackerhttp://igoterra.comGlobalNot directlyAnyY???List-based. Can be customized for specific projects, so it doesn't have a central data repository.August 1, 2017
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NatureLynxhttp://naturelynx.caAlberta, Canada?All?Y???Appears to be in beta testing.April 25, 2017
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Naturinghttps://www.naturing.net/#observationsKoreaNoAll?Y??Was used by Bioblitz Korea in 2015 (I think).February 18, 2017
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NaturaList/data.biolovision.nethttp://data.biolovision.netEurope??All?Y??November 22, 2016
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Pl@ntNethttp://m.plantnet-project.org/Western Europe, Indian Ocean, North Africa, South America?PlantsN??Image recognitionJuly 12, 2016
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Amphibians and Reptiles of Austriahttp://www.angleraction.org/??FishY??Emphasis on reporting zero catch data.July 9, 2016
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ebutterflyhttp://www.e-butterfly.org/North AmericaYButterfliesN??Most data features behind login.July 9, 2016
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IGFAcatchloghttp://www.igfacatchlog.org/Everglades NP (USA)?FishY??Has actual rewards for different levels of engagement.July 9, 2016
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MycoMaphttp://mycomap.com/Global??Fungi???Cool seasonality maps! Supports genetics. Integrates data from iNaturalist.July 9, 2016
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WildObshttp://wildobs.com/??????Overrun with spam :-(July 9, 2016
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Audubon Nature Sharehttp://natureshare.com/??Birds???Seems to only allow bird sightings but previously I thought it was more inclusive.July 8, 2016
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Biodiversity Snapshotshttp://www.biodiversitysnapshots.net.au/??????Wasn't loading on July 8, 2016July 8, 2016
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BugGuidehttp://www.bugguide.net/US & Canada?Insects, Spiders & Their KinN??Regularly "frass" photos considered unimportant. July 8, 2016
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Cnaturehttp://www.cnature.co.il/IsraelNot directlyMost taxaY??Trait-based ID tools in the app.July 8, 2016
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FungiMaphttp://fungimap.org.au/Australia?Fungi???Unsure if other people's observations are accessible for public view. Lots of identification resources.July 8, 2016
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Journey Northhttp://learner.org/jnorth/North AmericaNoBirds, some insectsY??Popular in the classroom.July 8, 2016
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Map of Lifehttp://www.mol.org/GlobalYAllY??Useful for finding species around you and recording your own observations. Not really social (yet?) because you can't interact with other people's observations. Really nice mobile app.July 8, 2016
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NatureSpothttp://www.naturespot.org.uk/Leicestershire and Rutland (UK)Via NBN?All?N??Lots of ID resourcesJuly 8, 2016
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naturguckerhttp://naturgucker.de/natur.dll/$/Germany?All????Unsure about geographic use.July 8, 2016
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Record Wildlifehttp://recordwildlife.co.vvuk/Global?NoAnyY??Not really social. More for personal recording.July 8, 2016
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the Wildlabhttp://thewildlab.org/Global??Birds, Marine lifeY??Aimed at educators?July 8, 2016
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Virtual Museum (Animal Demography Unit)http://vmus.adu.org.za/Africa?Subprojects (e.g. MammalMAP) covering conspicuous taxa???Based at University of Cape TownJuly 8, 2016
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Wildlife Sightingshttp://wildlifesightings.net/US & Canada (but not limited to?)YMost taxaN??Originated in CanadaJuly 8, 2016
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Chinese Field Herbariumhttp://www.cfh.ac.cn/default-en.htmlChinaNAll (plant focus)N??
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Moyamohttp://www.moyamo.co.kr/Korea?PlantsY??IDs link to an information page that includes phenological descriptions and growth timelines. (sprouting, flowering, fruiting) Korean-only.
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http://www.herpetofauna.at/Austria?HerpsN???Averaging several hundred observations per year: http://www.herpetofauna.at/index.php/funde-statistik
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Waarneming.nlhttps://waarneming.nl/statistiek.phpNetherlandsNAlly75,01987,025,834Integrated with observation.org https://forum.waarneming.nl/smf/index.php?topic=383332.msg2243675#msg2243675February 12, 2017
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Artportalenhttp://www.artportalen.se/SwedenYAllY?68,137,527Data available through GBIF. Identifications based mostly on trust, but observations with images can be validated by the community.March 15, 2019YNY
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Waarneming.behttps://waarnemingen.be/statistiek.phpBelgiumYAllY28,07623,513,675Integrated with observation.org https://forum.waarneming.nl/smf/index.php?topic=383332.msg2243675#msg2243675February 12, 2017
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Observation (Observado)http://observation.org/GlobalVaries by countryAllY18,04222,053,904Lots of stats here: https://observation.org/statistiek.php and good overview here: https://thetestgarden.com/for-the-birds/tech-birds/observation/ https://old.observation.org/statistiek.phpJuly 8, 2021see commentssee commentshttps://forum.waarneming.nl/smf/index.php?board=220.0
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Tiirahttps://www.tiira.fi/FinlandBirdsY?22,000,000Aimed for active birdwatchers, created and maintained by BirdLife Finland.February 5, 2021NNYN
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Artsobservasjonerhttp://artsobservasjoner.noNorwayYAllIn development10,35015,600,000English summary of the site: http://artsobservasjoner.noDecember 12, 2016YYY, many types?
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iNaturalistwww.inaturalist.orgGlobalYAllY406,89313,926,428Includes counts from iNaturalist network partners.August 4, 2018yescommunity created
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Notebookhttps://species.fiGlobalAll(Y)2,0008,800,000Focuses on two ares: 1) being a platform for citizen science projects collecting observations and 2) being a personal field notebook for active amateur naturalists. Mobile app in beta testing. Data downloadable at species.fi and GBIF.February 5, 2021YNYY
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iRecordhttp://www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/UK"via the NBN Gateway"?AllY16,0961,547,227Site has 311260 photos (1/5 the number of observations). Must register to see/explore data. Unsure if it crowd sources IDs.July 13, 2016
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Project Noahhttp://www.projectnoah.org/GlobalNoAllY?771,591Has huge Facebook following. Generally attracts great photographers.July 8, 2016
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Butterflies and Moths of North Americahttps://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/North AmericaButterflies & moths49,562766,494August 28, 2018
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iNaturalist NZinaturalist.nzNew ZealandYesAllusing iNaturalist4,710261,000iNaturalist network partnerJuly 8, 2016
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Mushroom Observerhttp://mushroomobserver.org/Global?Mushrooms??261,000July 9, 2016
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Maryland Biodiversity Projecthttp://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/Maryland (USA)?AllN?259,323July 9, 2016
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NaturaListahttp://naturalista.conabio.gob.mx/MexicoYesAllusing iNaturalist5,929248,000iNaturalist network partnerJuly 8, 2016
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HERPhttp://www.naherp.com/North AmericaNoReptiles & AmphibiansN3,099235,792Bigger than Herpmapper? Wow.July 9, 2016
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Naturinghttp://www.naturing.netKorea?AllY?187,908IDs link to Korean Forestry Service page for species. Korean-only. Observation page uses location and time to also list the elevation, temperature, and humidity at time of observation.
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Odonata Centralhttps://www.odonatacentral.org/US & CanadaDragonfliesY> 1000181,441Overall portal on dragonflies. Accepts photosJuly 20, 2019NYYY
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FlowerCheckerhttp://www.flowerchecker.com/#Global?N?Flowering plantsY?178,000Image recognition prototype released in July 2016 http://blog.flowerchecker.com/post/147842245973/we-have-developed-plant-identification-bot (uses facebook messenger)April 25, 2017NImage recognitionNN
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HerpMapperhttps://www.herpmapper.org/GlobalNoReptiles & AmphibiansY?148,738Obscures all data to county level.July 8, 2016
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India Biodiversity Portalhttp://indiabiodiversity.org/India?AllY?82,948Also pulls data from GBIF. Well developed mapping functionality. Has many subgroups (regional & taxonomic).July 8, 2016
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Natusferahttp://natusfera.gbif.esSpainYesAll?4,06880,942Uses iNaturalist open source platform but doesn't share the database and community (i.e. independent)August 4, 2018
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iNaturalist Canadahttp://www.inaturalist.ca/CanadaYesAllusing iNaturalist2,47571,200iNaturalist network partnerJuly 8, 2016
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Biomehttps://biome.co.jp/app-biome/JapanNAll except fungiY?60,000Under development but Android mobile app trial in Japanese and Iphone app launched in April 2019 https://biome.co.jp/app-biome/#homeNovember 9, 2018NImage recognitionYN
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BowerBirdhttp://www.bowerbird.org.au/aboutAustraliaYes via ALAAll??50,000Ken, its founder, writes a monthly newsletter called the Bower Bird Bugle full of great stories of the power of this kind of platform. I (Carrie) love reading it.July 8, 2016
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Happy Whalehttps://happywhale.com/homeGlobal?Cetaceans?3,30647,9342/7/19
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Web sakana zukanhttp://zukan.com/fish/Globalno (maybe)Fishyes (auto id!? http://zukan.com/fish/mikke)1,65245,8453268 speciesJuly 10, 2016
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JungleDragonhttps://www.jungledragon.comGlobal?Allresponsive2,60037,000February 8, 2017
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Spider IDspiderID.comGlobalSpiders?29,73933,913Seems like a small number of people actually doing IDs, but they're excellent and thorough. They need more observations, so consider cross-posting!
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Bumble Bee Watchhttps://www.bumblebeewatch.org/North Americabumble beesY32,603August 28, 2018
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Umiushi zukanhttp://www.umiushi-zukan.com/main/top.phpGlobalno (maybe)Sea slugsN23426,5371059 speciesJuly 10, 2016
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NatureSharehttp://natureshare.org.au/Victoria, Australia?AllN3720,408Comprehensive species list for the state.July 8, 2016
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Anymals +Plantshttps://www.anymals.org/GlobalYAllY?16,650Funded mostly by German organizations. July 8, 2016
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NaturaListahttp://naturalista.biodiversidad.co/ColombiaYesAllusing iNaturalist4,97310,050iNaturalist network partnerJuly 8, 2016
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Minna de tsukuru Kobe ikimono maphttp://commons.mypl.net/kankyou/biodiversityKobeno (maybe)AllN?6,423run by local governmentJuly 10, 2016
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Jellywatchhttp://jellywatch.org/Global?Marine life (especially jellies)Y?5,250Easy to export data as csvJuly 8, 2016
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Shark Basehttp://www.shark-base.orgGlobal via ALA?Sharks, rays, chimerasN1002,154Based in Australia?July 11, 2016
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NatureNethttps://www.nature-net.orgGlobal??AllY3881,590Site data available here: http://viz.nature-net.org/#/summaryApril 25, 2017
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WyoBiohttp://wyobio.org/Wyoming (USA)?AllY1411,403Nice mapping features. Has curriculum.July 8, 2016
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RedMaphttp://www.redmap.org.au/Australia?Rare marine speciesN?1280Redmap = Range Extension Database & Mapping projectJuly 8, 2016
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hinaturehttp://hinature.cn/China?AllY549520Has 45,695 species pages and 2675 protected areas.April 25, 2017
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BioNotehttp://bionote.xyz/GlobalYAllY50End of beta testingMarch 21, 2018Y, for researchersImage recognition. Currently in testing.NN
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Biotrackshttp://www.biotracks.cn/China1,700August 29, 2018
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Moth Photographers Grouphttp://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/North AmericaLepidoptera ("moths"N
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