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Identify a species

Friday 18 March 2022, by La graine

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How to identify a species to know it better, or even protect it? To learn more about biodiversity is already to understand it better. Find more here.


To accommodate a species, there are several approaches.
In all these cases, there are resources that can help us. Let’s not reinvent the wheel and lean on it. As I do not have a smartphone, the applications mentioned here are not qualitatively tested.
For people who prefer human contact to technological tools, you can get closer to an association.

Photo ID

One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you.
iNaturalist is a contributory project.

Use the power of image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals around you. Earn badges by making observations of different types of plants, birds, fungi and more!

Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab
What is this bird? Just answer five questions or upload a photo, and Merlin Bird ID helps you find the answer.

Picture Bird - Bird Identifier
Picture Bird lets you easily identify the birds around you by simply taking a quick photo with your phone.

Animal Species Identification Forum
Some forums exist also if you prefer to exchange with human beings ;)
Please, let us know if you have a “good address”.

Identification by sound

How can computers learn to recognize birds from sounds? The BirdNET research project uses artificial intelligence and neural networks to train computers to identify more than 3,000 of the world’s most common species.


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