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Add and browse all observations and photos:
• All countries, all wildlife groups
• Geo-position your observations and photos
• Checklist by country at subspecies level
• Birds: Up-to-date IOC and Clements lists
 
Experience

Prepare and manage your trips:
• Country to go next ?
• Where to see new species and families?
• TripPlanner, personalized checklists
• MyTrips - a unique TripReport generator
 
Share

Connect and get involved:
• Ranking and friendly competition
• Chorus: your social network
• Get and give identification help
• Populate our databases
 



iGoTerra offers unique tools and services to record, manage and share all your wildlife observations, lists, photos and trips.
 

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« I found the only site that could maintain not only my bird lists, but all my observations covering mammals, reptiles, amphibians etc. » Clayton, South Africa
”I can recommend "GT" to all serious global birders as the best thing that is out there." CG, Sweden
« If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you should join! " Brian, USA/Thailand
« I use it daily as a reference to check the scientific name and distribution for birds and other animals. » Anita, Sweden
« iGoTerra is the most valuable website available to log worldwide geo-codable sightings of all biota." Michael, USA
« iGoTerra is the only place where you can record ALL of your wildlife sightings: from birds and fish to amoeba and everything in between! Invaluable ! » Brian, USA/Thailand
« An indispensable tool for helping me to keep track of my bird sightings and much else besides. » CG, Sweden
« There is nothing comparable on the web for someone like me with a wide interest in the animal kingdom." Anita, Sweden
« List security! No hard drive failure, computer theft or fire could destroy my burgeoning lists. » Clayton, South Africa
« iGt is a great place: to keep my records of all types of biodiversity (including: ferns, fungi, flowers, fish and fantails); to share photographs and to have friendly competition with like-minded people.» Peter, Australia
« It’s great fun to see where people have been and what they’ve seen and it helps me to prepare for future trips. » Anita, Sweden
« The taxon information and range information are generally some of the best sources of information on the internet for a given species. » Michael, USA
« The variety of images compiled provides a useful ID source for others. » Michael, USA
« Photocompare is simply the best tool available today to learn and ID some challenging butterflies and moths. Brilliant! » Gaell, France
« Some of the new features are mindblowing - extremely accurate country lists, shared observation capability, new country lifer projections, dedicated area forums.” Clayton, South Africa
« The site will never be complete. Both new and old members alike will always have new and improved ideas for the site, taxonomy is ever changing - but my lists will live on forever! » Clayton, South Africa
« the site is owned, designed and maintained by dedicated listers - people who understand how other listers think! » Clayton, South Africa
”(…) we are in the process of delivering a website that covers not only post-trip listing, but the hardcore logistics needed to plan trips" Clayton, South Africa
”I can recommend "GT" to all serious global birders as the best thing that is out there." CG, Sweden
« iGoTerra is an incredible site…and it gets better and better! » Anita, Sweden
«I am very often uploading photos of plants and it can't be more simple than iGoTerra.» Bister, Sweden





 
Species Information
A wealth of information at your fingertips: taxonomy, subspecies, photos, distribution, geo-localized observations, names, reference in field guide, literature, resource links...

More than 110.000 species ...
 
Import your observations
Use our flexible interface to easily import all your current databases in three steps:
1. Choose a country or part of a country (e.g. Texas, Assam...).
2. Choose your file and ascribe the names of the columns
3. Upload. You can check your observations and edit any mistakes directly…
It doesn’t get any easier than this!
 
Add observations - By Species
Add your observations and photos to a geo-coded location - add optional features such as quantity, sex, age, activity, etc.
1. Select existing locations or create a new one
2. Any species, all countries.
 
Add observations - By Checklist
Select your area (country or part of a country) and generate the corresponding checklist featuring the species you have already seen.

Add your geo-coded and dated observations with one click - also here you can include optional information (quantity, sex, age, activity, etc.) and add photos.
 
Lists and ranking systems
How many birds have you seen in the world? Or this year? Or in a particular country or region? How many species of fishes, flowers or spiders have you identified so far?

Our ranking system offers countless opportunities to engage into friendly competition and learn from peers about wildlife. You can even compare your lists with your friends...
 
Upload photos
You can upload an unlimited number of pictures. With our smart interface, your pictures are automatically linked to the corresponding observations:

A. Whether you browse your observations

B. or upload photo directly
 
Manage your lists
How many species of dragonflies have you seen in your state? What are the birds that you have seen this year in your home country?
On iGoTerra, countries can be organized down to five different levels.
All your observations are recorded in the system and you can choose to display the lists you want to keep track of: your favorite groups of species and the administrative level of the country which is relevant for you.
 
Edit your observations
You have misspelled a name? You want to move your obs to a geo-coded location? Or add a date?
Even if you have hundreds of observations to edit, you can modify them swiftly with our batch editing tools.
 
Photo Gallery
Where did you shoot that bird? How many flowers have you photographed?
Get your pics in order!
Your photo gallery is your best friend to share and manage your vivid memories. All your pics can be searched and displayed by area and species group.
 
Country information page
Ranking, checklists, locations, photos, administrative structure, planning tools for your trip to come, the country page display all the information you need in an intuitive way.
 
Personalized tree of life
Browse the tree of life to see which species or subspecies you have not seen yet and where they can be found.
 
Personalized country checklists
Edit your own country checklist featuring the species or subspecies you have seen and the ones you have not. Mark the endemics and even the plate number of your field guide!
 
Search and retrieve anything, anytime
Wherever you are on iGoTerra, you can search for any species, places or members.
All detailed information is only a click away.
 
Where to go next
Your personal list of countries featuring the number of species you have not seen yet (initially for birds and mammals).
Sort the list by # of species, new lifers and endemics until you find where you want to go ...and then click for your detailed checklists...
 
Chorus
Your social network to stay in touch with your friends, coordinate with your travel buddies and discuss your favorite topics.
 
ID-helper
Post your photo and get help from other iGoTerra members to identify even the weirdest tropical little creatures.
 
PhotoCompare
Identify your mysterious species by scrolling our database of photos against your picture.
 
TripPlanner
Plan your eco-excursions:
- Browse through travel checklists, literature references, trip reports and soon local eco-services for detailed planning
- Create your personalized checklist featuring your targets and references to your field guide.
 
MyTrips
A unique integrated tool designed for tour operators and dedicated naturalists to plan and administrate eco-excursions:
- Generation of a specific checklist featuring info on expected species
- Automated systematic report listing all observations, even down to subspecies level
- Possibility for participants to copy the observations to their own personal checklist
For a comprehensive tour of MyTrips please go to www.igoterra.com/mytrips/tour.asp.