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NameURLGeographic distributionLanguage(s)Taxonomic FocusShares with GBIF?Website interface? Y/NMobile app? Y/NUses computer vision?# Users# RecordsComments
Date Added/Updated
See other user's data?Crowdsourcing ID?Downloadable data?Identification tools?Mapping tools?Educational Resources?
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iSpot
http://www.ispotnature.org/communities/global
GlobalEnglish, SpanishAllYes via country nodesYN?500,000+Nodes in UK & Ireland, Chile, Hong Kong, and Southern AfricaJuly 8, 2016yes
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eshark
http://eoceans.org/?page_id=424
GlobalEnglish
sharks, rays, turtles, whales, jellyfish, garbage and seals
?Y??33,000+Also have sub-projects for Fiji, Thailand, and IndonesiaJuly 11, 2016
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eBirdhttps://ebird.org/homeGlobalSeveralBirdsYYYsee comments>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)
yesnoyessee commentsyes
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Discover Life
http://www.discoverlife.org/
GlobalEnglishAllYYN?>2 million?Big emphasis on moths but covers thousands of taxa.July 8, 2016
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iGoTerra
http://igoterra.com/landing.asp
Global
English, French, Swedish
All?YY1,807?Tiered membership model (free and two levels of annual subscription)July 16, 2016
Paid accounts only
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http://www.herpetofauna.at/
AustriaGermanHerps?YN???Averaging several hundred observations per year: http://www.herpetofauna.at/index.php/funde-statistik
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Amphibians and Reptiles of Austria
http://www.angleraction.org/
?EnglishFish?YY??Emphasis on reporting zero catch data.July 9, 2016
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artportalen
http://www.artportalen.se/
SwedenSwedishAllYYN??Anyone who knows Swedish want to fill in?July 9, 2016
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Audubon Nature Sharehttp://natureshare.com/?EnglishBirds?Y???Seems to only allow bird sightings but previously I thought it was more inclusive.July 8, 2016
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Biodiversity Snapshots
http://www.biodiversitysnapshots.net.au/
????????Wasn't loading on July 8, 2016July 8, 2016
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BugGuidehttp://www.bugguide.net/US & CanadaEnglishInsects, Spiders & Their Kin?YN??Regularly "frass" photos considered unimportant. July 8, 2016
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Chinese Field Herbarium
http://www.cfh.ac.cn/default-en.html
ChinaEnglish, ChineseAll (plant focus)NYNN??
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Cnaturehttp://www.cnature.co.il/IsraelHebrew, EnglishMost taxaNot directlyNY??Trait-based ID tools in the app.July 8, 2016
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CyberTracker
https://www.cybertracker.org/
GlobalEnglish, ?AnyNot directlyYY???List-based. Can be customized for specific projects, so it doesn't have a central data repository.August 1, 2017
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ebutterfly
http://www.e-butterfly.org/
North AmericaEnglishButterfliesYYN??Most data features behind login.July 9, 2016
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EcoRegistros
http://www.ecoregistros.org/site/index.php
Global, but mostly South America
SpanishAll?Y???Can someone who speaks Spanish explore and fill in more?March 12, 2018
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FungiMaphttp://fungimap.org.au/AustraliaEnglishFungi?Y???Unsure if other people's observations are accessible for public view. Lots of identification resources.July 8, 2016
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IGFAcatchlog
http://www.igfacatchlog.org/
Everglades NP (USA)EnglishFish?YY??Has actual rewards for different levels of engagement.July 9, 2016
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Journey Northhttp://learner.org/jnorth/North AmericaEnglishBirds, some insectsNoYY??Popular in the classroom.July 8, 2016
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Map of Lifehttp://www.mol.org/GlobalSeveralAllYYY??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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Moyamo
http://www.moyamo.co.kr/
KoreaKoreanPlants?
Promo only
YN??IDs link to an information page that includes phenological descriptions and growth timelines. (sprouting, flowering, fruiting) Korean-only.
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MycoMaphttp://mycomap.com/Global?EnglishFungi?Y???Cool seasonality maps! Supports genetics. Integrates data from iNaturalist.July 9, 2016
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NaturaList/data.biolovision.net
http://data.biolovision.net
Europe?SeveralAll??YY??November 22, 2016
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NatureGate
http://www.luontoportti.com/suomi/en/
Europe?SeveralPlants, Birds, Butterflies, Fish?YY??Maybe not very social, more about learning and recording.July 8, 2016
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NatureLynxhttp://naturelynx.caAlberta, CanadaEnglishAll??YY???Appears to be in beta testing.April 25, 2017Not yet
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NatureSpot
http://www.naturespot.org.uk/
Leicestershire and Rutland (UK)
EnglishAll?Via NBN?YN??Lots of ID resourcesJuly 8, 2016
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naturgucker
http://naturgucker.de/natur.dll/$/
GermanyGerman, EnglishAll??Y???Unsure about geographic use.July 8, 2016
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Naturing
https://www.naturing.net/#observations
KoreaKoreanAll?No?Y??Was used by Bioblitz Korea in 2015 (I think).February 18, 2017
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Picture This
https://www.picturethisai.com/
Global
English, Chinese?, others?
Plants
Promo only
YY??Strongly relies on computer vision but also has a crowdsourcing and social element. Based in China.August 2, 2018YY?Image recognition.NN
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Pl@ntNet
http://m.plantnet-project.org/
Western Europe, Indian Ocean, North Africa, South America
English, others?Plants?Not reallyN??Image recognitionJuly 12, 2016
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PlantsMap
https://info.plantsmap.com/
Global?English, ?Plants?Yresponsive??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, 2017Y?????
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Record Wildlife
http://recordwildlife.co.uk/
Global?EnglishAnyNoNY??Not really social. More for personal recording.July 8, 2016
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the Wildlabhttp://thewildlab.org/Global?EnglishBirds, Marine life?YY??Aimed at educators?July 8, 2016
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Virtual Museum (Animal Demography Unit)
http://vmus.adu.org.za/AfricaEnglishSubprojects (e.g. MammalMAP) covering conspicuous taxa?Y???Based at University of Cape TownJuly 8, 2016
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Wildlife Sightings
http://wildlifesightings.net/
US & Canada (but not limited to?)
EnglishMost taxaYYN??Originated in CanadaJuly 8, 2016
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WildObshttp://wildobs.com/?English??Y???Overrun with spam :-(July 9, 2016
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Waarneming.nl
https://waarneming.nl/statistiek.php
NetherlandsSeveralAllNY
https://forum.waarneming.nl/smf/index.php?board=220.0
75,01945,185,462Integrated with observation.org https://forum.waarneming.nl/smf/index.php?topic=383332.msg2243675#msg2243675February 12, 2017YValidation teams
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Waarneming.be
https://waarnemingen.be/statistiek.php
BelgiumSeveralAllYY
https://forum.waarneming.nl/smf/index.php?topic=412192.msg2203953#msg2203953
28,07623,513,675Integrated with observation.org https://forum.waarneming.nl/smf/index.php?topic=383332.msg2243675#msg2243675February 12, 2017YValidation teams
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Observation (Observado)http://observation.org/GlobalSeveralAllVaries by countryYYYEs IdentifyIT8,64619,088,968Lots of stats here: https://observation.org/statistiek.php and good overview here: https://thetestgarden.com/for-the-birds/tech-birds/observation/July 8, 2016yesValidation teamssee commentssee comments
https://forum.waarneming.nl/smf/index.php?board=220.0
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Artsobservasjoner
http://artsobservasjoner.no
Norway
Norwegian, Swedish, English
AllYY
In development
10,35015,600,000English summary of the site: http://artsobservasjoner.noDecember 12, 2016YYYYY, many types?
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iNaturalistwww.inaturalist.orgGlobalSeveralAllYYYY406,89313,926,428Includes counts from iNaturalist network partners.August 4, 2018yesyesyes
community-created
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iRecord
http://www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/
UKEnglishAll"via the NBN Gateway"?YY16,0961,547,227Site 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 Noah
http://www.projectnoah.org/
GlobalEnglishAllNoYY?771,591Has huge Facebook following. Generally attracts great photographers.July 8, 2016
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Butterflies and Moths of North America
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/
North AmericaEnglishButterflies & mothsY49,562766,494August 28, 2018
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iNaturalist NZinaturalist.nzNew ZealandEnglishAllYesY
using iNaturalist
Y4,710261,000iNaturalist network partnerJuly 8, 2016yes
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Mushroom Observer
http://mushroomobserver.org/
GlobalEnglishMushrooms?Y??261,000July 9, 2016yes
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Maryland Biodiversity Project
http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/
Maryland (USA)EnglishAll?YN?259,323July 9, 2016
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NaturaLista
http://naturalista.conabio.gob.mx/
MexicoSpanishAllYesY
using iNaturalist
Y5,929248,000iNaturalist network partnerJuly 8, 2016yes
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HERPhttp://www.naherp.com/North AmericaEnglishReptiles & AmphibiansNoYNo3,099235,792Bigger than Herpmapper? Wow.July 9, 2016
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Naturinghttp://www.naturing.netKoreaKoreanAll?YYN?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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FlowerChecker
http://www.flowerchecker.com/#
Global?English, Czech?Flowering plantsN?YY?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, 2017N?One expertNImage recognitionNN
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HerpMapper
https://www.herpmapper.org/
GlobalEnglishReptiles & AmphibiansNoYY?148,738Obscures all data to county level.July 8, 2016
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India Biodiversity Portal
http://indiabiodiversity.org/
IndiaEnglishAll?YY?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.esSpain
Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Galician, Basque, English
AllYesY?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/CanadaEnglish, FrenchAllYesY
using iNaturalist
Y2,47571,200iNaturalist network partnerJuly 8, 2016yes
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BowerBird
http://www.bowerbird.org.au/about
AustraliaEnglishAllYes via ALAY??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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Web sakana zukanhttp://zukan.com/fish/GlobalJapaneseFish
no (maybe)
Y
yes (auto id!? http://zukan.com/fish/mikke)
1,65245,8453268 speciesJuly 10, 2016
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JungleDragon
https://www.jungledragon.com
GlobalEnglishAll?Yresponsive2,60037,000February 8, 2017Y
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Bumble Bee Watch
https://www.bumblebeewatch.org/
North AmericaEnglishbumble beesYY32,603August 28, 2018
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Umiushi zukan
http://www.umiushi-zukan.com/main/top.php
GlobalJapaneseSea slugsno (maybe)YN23426,5371059 speciesJuly 10, 2016
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NatureShare
http://natureshare.org.au/
Victoria, AustraliaEnglishAll?YN3720,408Comprehensive species list for the state.July 8, 2016
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Anymals +Plantshttps://www.anymals.org/GlobalSeveralAllYYY?16,650Funded mostly by German organizations. July 8, 2016
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NaturaLista
http://naturalista.biodiversidad.co/
ColombiaSpanishAllYesY
using iNaturalist
4216,913iNaturalist network partnerJuly 8, 2016yes
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Minna de tsukuru Kobe ikimono map
http://commons.mypl.net/kankyou/biodiversity
KobeJapaneseAllno (maybe)YN?6,423run by local governmentJuly 10, 2016
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Jellywatchhttp://jellywatch.org/GlobalEnglish, JapaneseMarine life (especially jellies)?YY?5,250Easy to export data as csvJuly 8, 2016
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Shark Base
http://www.shark-base.org
Global EnglishSharks, rays, chimerasvia ALA?YN1002,154Based in Australia?July 11, 2016
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NatureNet
https://www.nature-net.org
Global?EnglishAll?YY3881,590Site data available here: http://viz.nature-net.org/#/summaryApril 25, 2017Y
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WyoBiohttp://wyobio.org/Wyoming (USA)EnglishAll?YY1411,403Nice mapping features. Has curriculum.July 8, 2016
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RedMap
http://www.redmap.org.au/
AustraliaEnglishRare marine species?YN?1280Redmap = Range Extension Database & Mapping projectJuly 8, 2016
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hinaturehttp://hinature.cn/ChinaChineseAll?YY549520Has 45,695 species pages and 2675 protected areas.April 25, 2017
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BioNotehttp://bionote.xyz/GlobalEnglish, SwedishAllYYY50End of beta testingMarch 21, 2018YY
Y, for researchers
Image recognition. Currently in testing.NN
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Biotrackshttp://www.biotracks.cn/ChinaChinese1,700August 29, 2018
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Biome
https://biome.co.jp/app-biome/
JapanJapaneseAll except fungiNNYY?60,000Under development but Android mobile app trial in Japanese https://biome.co.jp/app-biome/#homeNovember 9, 2018YNNImage recognitionYN
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