Welcome to iNaturalist.ca, Canada's gateway to a global
species data sharing community

How It Works

Record your

Share with
fellow naturalists

Discuss your

Contribute to Science

Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the NatureServe Canada, Canadensys and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.

Nature At Your Fingertips

 keep track


Record your encounters with other organisms and maintain life lists, all in the cloud.

Create Useful Data

Create Useful

Help scientists and resource managers understand when and where organisms occur.


Connect with experts who can identify the organisms you observe.

Become a Citizen Scientist

Become a
Citizen Scientist

Find a project with a mission that interests you, start your own or simply get started by recording observations.

Learn About Nature

Learn About

Build your knowledge by talking with other naturalists and helping others.

Run a Bioblitz

Run a

Join in the momentum of BioBlitz Canada and hold an event where people try to find as many species as possible


Works On All Your Devices

Install our mobile apps so you can always observe, even without cell reception or wifi.

Android app on Google Play iPhone app in the Apple App Store

Who Uses iNaturalist?

Join CWF’s
Observation Nation!

CWF Observation Nation wants you! Become part of a CWF-lead movement dedicated to tracking biodiversity right across Canada through use of the iNaturalist Canada platform. Become a contributor by uploading your observations or identifying species in the CWF Observation Nation project and you could win prizes. Be part of the biggest ever push to track Canada’s natural diversity! CWF Observation Nation is underway.

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