SA iNaturalists - April 2020 Update

Participation in the City Nature Challenge this month has pushed the monthly totals sky high with all previously monthly records in SA being broken. In fact for most counts we doubled our monthly average.


This month we had 306 users upload 11,473 observations with 236 species observed for the first time, bringing our totals to 96,054 observations of 5,769 species.

There were 134 first time observers in South Australia, more than double the previous month, bringing the total to 1,881.

We also broke the record for total number of species observed during the month, pushing it from 1,537 up to 1,743.

Top 10 observers for the month: cobaltducks (1,646), stephen169 (1,034), davidsando (922), mendacott (521), davemmdave (486), wattlebird (291), mtank (269), mangoparker (234), rfoster (227) & presidentfobhm (225).

Top 10 identifiers of observations in SA for the month: ellurasanctuary (1,576), thebeachcomber (1,438), stephen169 (1,156), alan_dandie (1,041), cobaltducks (742), rwl (658), mendacott (486), reiner (334), streglystendec (289) & vicfazio3 (278).








Observations Made in April 2020

Common Name Taxon Observations Species Most Observed This Month
Vertebrates
Birds Aves 2,097 156 132 x Gymnorhina tibicen (Magpie)
Mammals Mammalia 203 18 72 x Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala)
Reptiles Reptilia 159 35 28 x Lampropholis guichenoti (Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink)
Amphibians Amphibia 32 7 7 x Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet)
Ray-finned Fishes Actinopterygii 119 57 10 x Phycodurus eques (Leafy Seadragon)
Cartilaginous Fishes Elasmobranchii 3 2 2 x Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Port Jackson Shark)
Insects
Flies Diptera 264 59 24 x Hylorops sp.
Dragonflies & Damselflies Odonata 46 6 31 x Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald)
Beetles Coleoptera 141 49 23 x Harmonia conformis (Large Spotted Ladybird)
Bees, Ants & Wasps Hymenoptera 439 58 71 x Apis mellifera (European Honey Bee)
Butterflies & Moths Lepidoptera 1,514 192 72 x Danaus plexippus (Monarch)
Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids Orthoptera 80 23 12 x Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper)
Earwigs Dermaptera 14 1 5 x Forficula auricularia (European Earwig).
Antlions, Lacewings, & Allies Neuroptera 19 6 4 x Chrysoperla sp. (Common Green Lacewing)
Stick Insects Phasmida 3 2 1 x Ctenomorpha marginipennis (Margin-winged Stick Insect)
Barklice & Booklice Psocodea 3 2 2 x Psocomorpha sp.
Caddisflies Trichoptera 1 1 1 x Leptoceridae sp. (Long-horned Caddisflies)
Cockroaches & Termites Blattodea 46 14 4 x Calolampra sp.
Mantises Mantodea 22 3 13 x Orthodera ministralis (Australian Green Mantis)
True Bugs, Hoppers & Aphids Hemiptera 117 39 9 x Glycaspis brimblecombei (Red Gum Lerp Psyllid)
Other Animals
Mollusc Mollusca 206 76 24 x Ischnochiton elongatus (Elongate Chiton)
Echinoderms Echinodermata 23 13 3 x Petricia vernicina (Velvet Sea Star)
Comb Jellies Ctenophora 0 0 No observations this month
Cnidarians Cnidaria 39 8 7 x Isanemonia australis
Bryozoans Bryozoa 4 3 2 x Mucropetraliella sp.
Sponges Porifera 35 6 3 x Euryspongia sp.
Flatworms Platyhelminthes 7 4 1 xFletchamia sp.
Ribbon Worms Nemertea 5 1 4 x Baseodiscus delineatus
Hemichordates Hemichordata 0 0 No observations this month
Peanut Worms Sipuncula 0 0 No observations this month
Crustacean Crustacea 87 27 7 x Halicarcinus ovatus (Three-pronged Spider Crab)
Sea Squirts Tunicata 89 17 6 x Botryllus schlosseri (Golden Star Tunicate)
Clitellates Clitellata 2 2 1 x Lumbricus terrestris (Common Earthworm)
Polychaete Worms Polychaeta 29 7 4 x Megasyllis inflata
Springtails Entognatha 2 1 1 x Hypogastrura sp.
Sea Spiders Pycnogonida 0 0 No observations this month
Centipedes Chilopoda 12 4 4 x Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-footed Centipede)
Millipedes Diplopoda 60 3 52 x Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede)
Spiders, Scorpions & Mites Arachnida 301 66 19 x Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider)
Plants
Red Algae Rhodophyta 20 8 2 x Asparagopsis taxiformis
Green Algae Chlorophyta 15 9 2 x Codium spongiosum
Mosses Bryophyta 91 14 12 x Hypnum cupressiforme (Cypress-leaved Plait-Moss)
Liverworts Marchantiophyta 14 2 7 x Lunularia cruciata (Crescent-cup Liverwort)
Hornworts Anthocerotophyta 0 0 No observations this month
Flowering Plants: Dicots Magnoliopsida 3,607 501 117 x Eucalyptus fasciculosa (Pink Gum)
Flowering Plants: Monocots Liliopsida 801 135 57 x Xanthorrhoea semiplana (Grass-tree)
Conifers Pinopsida 68 13 28 x Callitris gracilis (Slender Cypress-Pine)
Ferns Polypodiopsida 76 11 40 x Pteridium esculentum (Austral Bracken)
Other Kingdoms
Bacteria Bacteria 1 1 1 x Cyanobacteria sp.
Protozoans Protozoa 0 0 No observations this month
Kelp & Diatoms Chromista 30 8 6 x Ecklonia radiata (Common Kelp)
Fungi Fungi 356 70 12 x Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Mane)

(Data used for this post taken on the 4th of May. It excludes any observations from April that were uploaded after this date)

Publicado el martes, 05 de mayo de 2020 a las 05:35 AM por cobaltducks cobaltducks

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Hi @cobaltducks , great post as always! just wondering is there a way to extract data on first time users for a project?

Anotado por saltmarshsteve hace casi 4 años

Hi @stephen169, this can generally be achieved by using the Explore page filters plus an additional term in the URL. The data can also be downloaded in a spreadsheet if needed.

For example, the below URL shows all users who created iNat accounts in the last 30 days, who contributed at least one observation to the project "City Nature Challenge 2020: Greater Adelaide"

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2020-greater-adelaide&subview=grid&user_after=30d&verifiable=any&view=observers

You can change any of the Filter parameters as usual, i.e. change the Project, Place, Taxa, etc. You can also adjust the "30d" in the URL to change the date range i.e. "7d" will show users who created accounts in the last 7 days.

Will this get you the info you are after?

Anotado por cobaltducks hace casi 4 años

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