The DC Cat Count encourages you to become a citizen scientist by contributing photos of cats seen outside for inclusion in our project!
You can participate by downloading the iNaturalist application onto your phone and snapping photos of cats you see outside in Washington, D.C. iNaturalist was created by the California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic and is widely used to capture images of nature and wildlife all around the world.
All photos of cats seen outside are welcome, but the closer the better! Images and accompanying location data will be used by researchers to identify unique individual cats and estimate the cat population density of Washington, D.C. Thank you for participating!