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.

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Step 1

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

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Step 2

  • 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 3

  • Allow “iNaturalist” to access your location while using the app?
  • Press “Allow”

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.
  • To find the “Great Kereru Count 2016” press the  “MORE” button at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Note: Once you have your account set up every time you open the app this is the first screen you will see.

Step 5

  • Press “Got it”
  • Note: You will only have to do this once.

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Step 6

  • Select “Projects

Step 7

  • If you have not already joined the GKC 2016 Project select “Featured
  • Once you have joined a project it will then show here under “Joined

Step 8

  • Select  “Great Kererū Count 2016” featured project.

Step 9

  • Press “Join” this will add “Great Kererū Count 2016″ to your joined column

Step 10

  • You are now ready to start adding kererū observations. Click  “Observe” camera icon at the bottom of your screen.

Step 11

  • You can choose to take a photo. If you don’t want to add or take a photo just press “NO PHOTO

Step 12

  •  Click  “What did you see?” enter Kereru

Step 13

  • Scroll down and select “Projects

Step 14

  • Switch on the button at the right of   “Great Kererū Count 2016” once this is on all the fields will become visible for this project.

Step 15

  • Fill as many of the fields in as possible then press the “Green Arrow” at the top left of your screen, this will take you back one screen where you can now share your observation.

Step 16

  • Click  “SHARE” at the bottom of your screen.
  • Note: If you are connected to Wi-Fi your observation will start uploading immediately. If you are away from Wi-Fi, your observations will be parked in the cloud until you are close to Wi-Fi again. You can save as many observation as you like and once you are within Wi-Fi range just click the cloud symbol and your observations will be uploaded to Naturewatch.

Step 17

  • Once you are within Wi-Fi range just click the cloud upload symbol and your observations will be uploaded to Naturewatch.

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