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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
Jun 7, 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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
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

Ratings and reviews

8.26K reviews
Nick A.
June 4, 2023
Really love this app as an extension of the website! but there are a lot of features I wish were on it. For one, a "research grade" marker on the My Observations posts would be nice, because it's on everyone else's profile but your own. The app is also buggy and can be slow / crash doing basic tasks. I also see duplicates of my posts on my profile, even though they aren't on the website. Clearing app data fixes this, but small issues like this can be annoying. besides that, the app is awesome!
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Tommy Tsunami
March 24, 2023
This is like collecting Pokèmon but in real life! You find flowers, birds, or bugs out in the wild, take a photo of it, and the app identifies the species and builds your collection of sightings! I love photographing and documenting all the new wildflowers that I come accross on my hikes in different regions. Now I have my own personal library of my sightings with my own photos! I just wish there was a way to add friends or follow other users nearby. I need people to share this with. Amazing!
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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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What's new

* Use private coordinates when available when intentionally sharing coordinates
* Improved error messages when changing password, adding large files, and updating your profile
* New translations