Below is a step by step guide on how to use the iNaturalist app to make your kererū observation.

Thank you for being part of the largest citizen science project on kererū, one of New Zealand’s most important native birds.


Step 1

  • Download the iNaturalist app.

Step 2

  • On first opening the app you will be asked “Use NatureWatch NZ?”
  • Press “OK”
  • Note: You will only have to do this once.

Step 3

  • Log In to the iNaturalist app.
  • You can use your Facebook or Google+ account or…
  • Sign Up with Email
  • Already have an account? “Log In” at the bottom of the screen
  • Note: You will only have to do this once.

Step 4

  • If you have already got a “NatureWatch NZ” account you may have already made observations as below. If not then no observations will be shown.
  • Press “More” at the bottom of the screen to join  “Great Kererū Count 2021” project
  • If you don’t see the project listed under “Joined” or “Featured” if you don’t see it list use the search at the top of the screen Great Kereru Count 2021

Step 5

  • Now you are ready to start adding your observations
  • Press the “Camera” icon bottom screen
  • You can choose to take a photo, add a photo or use no photo.

Step 6

  • Once your photo is added press  “What did you see?
  • Start typing “Kereru” The full name will appear press to select.

Step 7

  • Select “Projects” to add your observation to “Great Kererū Count 2021

Step 8

  • Select “Great Kererū Count 2021” by switching the slider on
  • All the observation questions will appear – fill in as many as you can.
  • Once you have filled in all the relevant questions press the green arrow top left of the screen

Step 9

  • If you happy all the info is correct press “SHARE
  • If you are not in Wi-Fi range your observations will be stored for you to upload later

Step 10

  • If you see any observations at the top of your home screen waiting to be uploaded you can press “Upload” when you are in Wi-Fi range or whenever you are ready
  • Make as many observations as you like over the 10 days of Great Kererū Count 2021. The more observations you can make will help us find out more information about the distribution and movement of kererū across the length of our beautiful country.