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iNaturalist - Be a citizen scientist!

Spot a bird? submit a photo!

photo of an american robinDuring the fall season, migratory birds such as osprey, ducks, house wrens and various song birds fly south for the winter. This fall you can help collect valuable data about bird species and migratory patterns by submitting your photos to Okotoks Biodiversity Monitoring project on iNaturalist. Together we can be great citizen scientists!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not interfere with wildlife or put yourself in harms way for a photo. To take part in projects, you must have the iNaturalist app. Scroll down to see how you can download the app

Take Part in Okotoks Projects!

Would you like to participate in the Town’s iNaturalist projects? Every year the Town offers various iNaturalist projects for residents to be involved in as citizen scientists. Some of the Town’s past projects include migratory birds, pollinators, and native wildflowers.

When you participate in the Town’s iNaturalist projects, you help to create data that will help the scientific community better understand and protect nature in Okotoks and all over Canada.

 

Photos taken using the iNaturalist app
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More Information on Using the App

About the iNaturalist App

About the iNaturalist App

 iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million 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.

(From: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/about)

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