Do you need some information to get started on No worries, we are here to help! You can e-mail us at You'll most likely get an answer within a few hours.

New user

Are you new here? Read our quick start! Observations from new users are not shown everywhere on the site yet, read more about this here.


What do those icons mean? Find out with our icon guide


We explain what validation means on our platform and how it works on this page.


For any questions regarding our app ObsIdentify, you can look at this f.a.q.

Multimedia usage

If you want to know if you are allowed to use a picture or sound found on, we explain here how you can find out.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility ( GBIF )

Validated observations collected on our platform are regularly uploaded to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Through this platform this validated records are made available for use by scientists, area managers, governmental institutions and for nature protection. See also here

How to cite

Data on is open and free to use, but you have to properly cite us as the source. On this page we offer several citation formats.

Contact us

We are here to help! E-mail us at You'll most likely get an answer within a few hours. If you need to talk to us by phone, please indicate this in an e-mail. We'll contact you as soon as we can. Please write us on which topic you want to talk to us and leave a Phone number where we can reach you.

Social media

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There is an active forum for our users. It's mostly in Dutch though.


Our Dutch newsletter has tips and tricks for using the site.

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