iNaturalist Research-grade Observations (iNaturalist-Observations) is a website where anyone can record their observations from nature. Members record observations for numerous reasons, including participation in citizen science projects, class projects, and personal fulfillment.
Contact: Ken-ichi Ueda (
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 December 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rights for individual observations belong to the individual observers. In jurisdictions where collections of data are are considered intellectual property, the rights holder of this collection is the California Academy of Sciences.
Access Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License: Anyone is free to access it for non-commercial use.
Collection Statistics
  • 739,732 specimen records
  • 737,108 (100%) georeferenced
  • 641,854 (87%) with images
  • 703,269 (95%) identified to species
  • 1,007 families
  • 10,050 genera
  • 23,900 species
  • 24,570 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371