rgbif: A programmatic interface to the Web Service methods provided by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.


See many-values for discussion of how functions vary in how they accept values (single vs. many for the same HTTP request vs. many for different HTTP requests)


This package gives you access to data from GBIF https://www.gbif.org/ via their API.

A note about the old GBIF API

The old GBIF API is now defunct - that is, not available anymore. We used to have functions that worked with the old API, but those functions are now not available anymore because GBIF made the old API defunct.

Documentation for the GBIF API


Scott Chamberlain

Karthik Ram

Dan Mcglinn

Vijay Barve