What is an identification app?An app is a program/application you can download onto your mobile device and/or computer.
Biodiversity identification apps have practical features, including similar species comparisons & voices (i.e. calls, songs)
Why use an app instead of a field guide book?
- A mobile device can contain many field guides with sounds included
- Timely updates for species, ranges, taxonomy, etc.
- Search for species using common and scientific names and apparent features (e.g. shape, size, colour, etc.)
- Similar species comparisons
- Georeferenced data
- Life lists and online data submission
Where can you download apps?
You can download apps for both iPhone and Android mobile devices from a variety of websites. To save you time, we've compiled some of the most popular ones into a database for you. Just click on a category from the left menu.