Bumble Bee Watch is a citizen science project dedicated to tracking and conserving North America’s bumble bees. The Bumble Bee Watch app is the best way to learn and engage with bumble bees around you and to contribute sightings to this important citizen science project. It is a comprehensive and easy to use resource that is geared towards all levels of nature enthusiasts.
•Submit sightings and upload photos directly to Bumble Bee Watch and contribute to an important ongoing citizen science project
DISCOVER Species Around You:
•View species list of all of North America's bumble bee species and filter species list by selecting regions or viewing nearby species
•Use bar charts of seasonal abundance built from the Bumble Bee Watch database of sightings
•Explore maps of recent sightings from Bumble Bee Watch
•Use interactive Smart Search tool to quickly identify a bumble bee species by pattern
•Read species descriptions that include look-alike species and common floral hosts to help confirm identifications
•View and compare sightings with species photos and detailed illustrations
The Bumble Bee Watch mobile application is an important conservation tool. It was developed through a collaboration between BirdsEye and the folks at Bumble Bee Watch.
Brand new version update for BBW for iOS 15
Direct submission feature added, submit any species directly from the main page
Species list and tagging updated based on latest sightings
Performance improvements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Cool nature app!
I like how you can help scientists track bumblebee sightings. It appeals to the naturalist in me. Pollinators are important and dying out. You choose from the possible images of the type of bumblebee you took pictures of. Taking multiple pictures helps from different angles to help you identify. You set up a login to upload 3 of your images. It would be really cool if it you received email contact from a pro if possible or maybe it included other pollinators and what to do for all of them. I'm not sure what could be added, but it's a great app (& website) with so many possibilities and with a mind towards the future.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the review! We are very happy you enjoy the app and contributing to Bumble Bee Watch!
Swiped for days and got zero matches on this app. Cool bees though.
Good for ID; Frustrating to submit
I haven’t been able to submit a finding for quite some time now. I get the same error message every time. I’m genuinely interested in contributing data, but I’m not going to continue to use the app if I can’t get my bees submitted.
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- 92.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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