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The apps supporting citizen scientists worldwide

May 04 2020

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The apps supporting citizen scientists worldwide

Citizen scientists worldwide gather relevant data. Potent databases collect and analyze this information to learn more about wildlife. Our collective knowledge grows with every single sighting. A range of online services and initiatives are bringing discoveries and discoverers together. Get to know some of the most popular apps and events.

 

APPS

eBIRD

Comprehensive online database containing hundreds of thousands of bird sightings from around the globe.

 

iNATURALIST

A network of 400,000 naturalists helps to identify different types of animals and plants.

 

ORNITHO.IT.DE.AT.CH.PL.FR

Internet portal for collecting random observations in Western and Central Europe.

 

NATURGUCKER.DE

The observations of 60,000 active community members support nature conservation.

 

BIRDLASSER

The app allows you to plot your sightings with GPS precision, even offline.

 

BIRDTRACK

The British Trust for Ornithology gathers your data and uses it for research purposes.

 

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EVENTS

CHRISTMAS BIRDCOUNT

One of the most successful natural history activities ever, organized by the National Audubon Society.

 

STUNDE DER WINTERVÖGEL

Annual bird counting campaign held at the beginning of January in Austria and Germany.

 

CITY NATURE CHALLENGE

Which city will make the most observations? More than 160 cities worldwide compete against each other every year.

 

GLOBAL BIG DAY

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s biannual citizen science event. The data is collected via eBird.

 

Find out more about the importance of citizen science: The Bigger Picture - One Bird at a Time

 

Should you need help identifying all the different species you come across, the dG could be a treat for you. It is your reliable assistant when it comes to documenting, identifying and sharing your bird sightings.

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