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About this app

One of the world's most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What's more, by recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

• Discover species new to you both near and far
• Record your own observations and share them with the community
• Receive suggestions and crowdsourced identifications of what you've seen
• Discuss and help others identify what they've seen
• Follow projects comprised of smaller communities and fellow citizen scientists passionate about a particular place and/or species

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Updated on
Mar 16, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
8.3K reviews
lucy colby
October 13, 2022
This doesn't come out of the blue as I've used this app for some years. If I could find one to replace it, I would! Locations are often wrong for my own location. Often when I try to suggest an ID, it just goes in circles. Just wasted ANOTHER 20 minutes this morning! Sometimes photos don't match the ID after the fact. I realize these guys are probably operating on a shoestring budget, but trying to use this app is an exercise in futility & frustration! I've grown to absolutely loathe this app!
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A Google user
November 19, 2020
The iNaturalist project is absolutely awesome for anyone who likes to record their wildlife sightings or wants help identifying the animals, plants, etc. that they see. The Android app is kind of buggy and clunky, but still worthwhile. It performs very poorly on slow internet connections (worse than other apps), and the "Explore" feature is unusable on older phones due to constant crashes. I wish I had more time to make proper bug reports, but I don't. The developers are usually very responsive.
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Royce Calavera
June 14, 2021
Easy to use, pretty darn accurate, and actually so fun to use! My main recommendation would be to create a "recent locations" option for the drop down search box when entering a new observation, because when you can't use your location with the crosshairs button, and have several observations to enter after the fact, re-searching and moving around the map over and over again to find your location gets horribly annoying.
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What's new

* Better status display after sign up
* New translations