November 23, 2020

that by default the species tab on explore should represent this ‘field guide’ (35)

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Our opinion is that by default the species tab on explore should represent this ‘field guide’ scope of a place

If they are that dominant, aren’t they very likely to be encountered and should be included when using explore as an informal ‘field guide’?

If they are that dominant, aren’t they very likely to be encountered and should be included when using explore as an informal ‘field guide’?

no - they represent a tiny tiny subset of the observations so they don’t have a noticeable impact on the observations tab on the explore page - but because the diversity is more or less unbounded (in theory any animal species can be in captivity and can briefly escape/be dumped and be observed) they have a very noticeable impact on species tab of the explore page. For example in my CA reptiles example escaped/released pets represent about 0.02% of observations but about 20% of species

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This would mean that captive/cultivated observations would be in Needs ID and Research. But we would add an additional set of search filters to Explore that default to excluding Casual, Captive/Cultivated, and Non-established observations by default.

Posted on November 23, 2020 01:04 by ahospers ahospers | 1 comment | Leave a comment

November 22, 2020

Nathan and Cassi Saari's tips (bouteloua) and tricks pos
Cassi Saari's tips (bouteloua) and tricks pos

Since starting out on iNaturalist, I've learned a lot of nifty tricks about how to maneuver the website more efficiently. The following is pretty much a list of those for my own reference (i.e., copy and pasting), but hopefully, others will find it helpful too. I know a lot of this is pretty simple stuff to some of you. Also, be sure to remove the space after each "< " when actually using hyperlinks and when embedding pictures.

Basic format: < a href="[link]">[text]< /a>
For instance, to link to BONAP, I would type in the following without a space after each "< ":
< a href="">BONAP< /a>

Embedding images
Embedding images basic format: < img src="[image link]" width=100%>
For instance, to embed the first image from this link, I would type the following without a space after each "< ":
< img src="" width=100%>
The link can be found by right clicking on the image you want and clicking "Copy Image Address". You can also vary the size of the photo by changing the "width" part. For instance the above address will end up with this:

However, if you modify the text to:
< img src="" width=50%>
it will look like this:

Bold, italics, or crossed out text
Basic format: < b>[bold text]< /b>, < i>[italic text]< /i>, or < s>[crossed out text]< /s>
You can also get bold and italic text by typing < b>< i>[text]< /b>< /i> or any other combination. You can even have all three.

Creating extra spaces.
Basic format: < br>
iNaturalist will only allow one space between paragraphs and I occasionally want more. What follows is a space followed by the < br> followed by another space:

This is what three spaces look like without < br>:

Helpful link extensions
When searching for observations, I had always wished that there was a "not" function (e.g., plants but not flowering plants or Texas but not Gaines County). It turns out there is, but it is a little more complicated than I thought. To do this, you have to add the following extensions to the end of the link. On any of these, you can exclude as many variables as you would like by adding another extension onto the previous extension. This will work for both where you can search observations and in identify.

Keep in mind that the first extension will be separated from the main part of the link by "?". Any additional extensions will be separated by "&".

Exclude taxa:
Basic format: &without_taxon_id=[Taxon ID]
Example without the extension:
Example without the extension:
The above example includes plants but excludes flowering plants (Taxon ID: 47125).

Exclude places:
Basic format: &not_in_place=[Location ID]
Example without the extension:
Example without the extension:
The above example includes all observations from the Llano Estacado except the counties of Lubbock (Place ID: 2737) and Midland (Place ID: 1207).

If you want more information or more items to exclude, please go here. This is where I found out about it in the first place.

Custom bounding box
Modifying a trick I picked up here.
Basic format: &nelat=[northeast corner latitude]&nelng=[northeast corner longitude]&swlat=[southwest corner latitude]&swlng=[southwest corner longitude]
If I wanted to see all the Opuntia observations from south of Midland, west of Garden City, east of Fort Stockton, and north of Langtry, I wouldn't be able to do this with the "redo search in map" feature. However, if you really want that custom location, you can track down the coordinates of the northeast and southwest corners of the bounding box you want and plug them into the format above. In the example, it would look like this:

Extension: &nelat=32.006531&nelng=-101.504131&swlat=29.835352&swlng=-102.800566
Actual link:

Note that neither the box nor the dots on the map will show up when you do this, but the greater specificity can be worth it. Another advantage, this will also work in identify:

Searching for observations with annotations
Basic extension: &term_id=[#]&term_id=[#]
This will require two extensions, one for the type of annotation (like sex) and one for the actual annotation (like male). Add without_ between & and term for observations without an annotation. What follows is a list of IDs for each annotation.

  1. lifestage: -2. adult -3. teneral -4. pupa -5. nymph -6. larva -7. egg -8. juvenile -16. subimago
  2. sex: -10. femle -11. male
  3. plant phenology: -13. flowering -14. fruiting -15. budding

To display only observations of plants in flower, you would add the extension: &term_id=12&term_id=13. You can see this in the example here:

Other useful links:
Cassi Saari's tips (bouteloua) and tricks post
Russell Pfau's (pfau_tarleton) journal posts (good tips in several journal posts)
NatureWatch NZ Tips and tricks page
iNaturalist google group
HTML tags

Other useful tips:
Searching for IDs you've made

Find old comments

Comments on my observations:

Comments by me:

All comments:

Search for keyword in comments:

And combine options to search for particular comments by me:

Find someones identifications of a particular species
Further useful tips:

Cassi Saari's iNat tips & tricks
Russell Pfau's iNat tips & tricks

Posted on November 22, 2020 21:53 by ahospers ahospers | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Lookup tables

species group 1 Birds 1

species group 2 Mammals 2

species group 3 Reptiles and Amphibians 3

species group 4 Butterflies 4

species group 5 Dragonflies 5

species group 6 Insects (other) 6

species group 7 Molluscs 7

species group 8 Moths 8

species group 9 Fish 9

species group 10 Plants 10

species group 11 Mushrooms 11

species group 12 Mosses and Lichens 12

species group 13 Other Arthropods (Arthropoda) 13

species group 14 Locusts and Crickets (Orthoptera) 14

species group 15 Bugs, Plant Lice and Cicadas 15

species group 16 Beetles 16

species group 17 Hymenoptera 17

species group 18 Diptera 18

species group 19 Algae, Seaweeds and other unicellular organisms 19

species group 20 Other Invertebrates 20

species group 30 Disturbances 30

Status N Not approved 0

Status J approved 0

Status O not investigated 0

Status I Review in progress 0

Status U Cannot be validated (yet) 0

Status A Approved, based on knowledge rules 0

Posted on November 22, 2020 21:52 by ahospers ahospers | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Wikidata API not easy to understand(35)

We regularly get feedback that Wikidata (and Wikibase in general) needs an API that’s easier to understand and use in order to get more people to build tools that use data from Wikidata and other Wikibase instances. The existing action API has several problems. The biggest ones are that it’s not a widely used standard, not versioned and that it is not very well suited for Wikibase’ structured data (as opposed to MediaWiki’s usual wikitext). Over the last weeks we’ve looked at ways to improve the situation and have come up with a draft for a REST API for Wikibase. We’d love to have your feedback on it.

What we want to achieve with it[edit]

  • Provide a more industry-standard and versioned way to access and manipulate data in Wikibase. This will make it easier for programmers to get started building tools with and around Wikidata and other Wikibase instances.
  • Provide an API that is more tailored to the Wikibase data model to, for example, make it possible to get exactly the part of an Entity you need instead of the whole entity.
  • Solve a number of issues in the current API that are easier to solve with REST.

A few things to keep in mind[edit]

  • This is only touching the Wikibase-specific API modules, not any of the others that MediaWiki provides.
  • We’ve started with the specification around Items and Properties. Once we are sure the direction is good, we will look at other parts of the data model and content like Lexemes and MediaInfo.
  • For existing users of the action API: Nothing changes for you for now. If the feedback is positive, and we go ahead, it’ll take us some time to actually implement the proposed changes. It’d be very important for us to hear your feedback now to ensure that the new API meets your needs in the future.

We have prepared the following documents to explain the proposed REST API that we would now like to get your feedback on:

Posted on November 22, 2020 13:56 by ahospers ahospers | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 21, 2020

iNaturalist Discord groep heeft een presentatie 23:59 22 November (36)

Op de society en chat computer is een presentatie om 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern. De discord server is ontstaan als ontmoetingsplek voor jonge vogelaars. Dit is nu flink uitgebreid naar het bespreken van waarnemingen, Trips, en een wat rustigere, gezelligere aanpak dan het normale iNat forum. Het is veel informeler en gezelliger met chatten.,100,5&h=0&hf=1

Op de iNaturalist Discord server geeft de iNaturalist staff een voice chat met iNaturalist mensen (11/21) (24:00 Amsterdam time)

De Robot "DroneFly" op de Discord Server zorgt er voor dat je op de Discord server ook waarnemingen in iNat kunt raadplegen.

iNaturalist Discord groep heeft een presentatie 23:59 22 November (36)

If you haven’t already paid us a visit over on Discord, here’s an invite link: 10 that will put you in the #introductions channel. From there, just scroll down to the Voice Channels and join :speaker:General to listen, and use #vc-general for text interactions.,100,5&h=0&hf=1

SWOT Analysis
How to Develop a Strategy For Success

Use SWOT Analysis to assess your organization's current position before you decide on any new strategy.

Find out what's working well, and what's not so good. Ask yourself where you want to go, how you might get there – and what might get in your way. These are big issues, and you'll need a powerful but simple technique to help you: SWOT Analysis.

This article, video and infographic will help you to discover what SWOT Analysis is, how to carry one out, and how to apply its benefits to the max.

On the Discord chat platform, we have developed a bot called Dronefly for accessing iNat in conversations. To use it, join a Discord server where it is present and try some of the examples explained in this tutorial.

In the screenshots below, you will find conversations between various of our users and the Dronefly bot. Each conversation shows a line typed by the user followed by the bot’s response. Except for link previews, the user typically starts their message with the command prefix, which is a comma (,) immediately followed with a command and then its parameters. For example, in the second screenshot you can see ,sp used to search for a species matching the parameter.

The main ways to interact with the bot are illustrated below.


Just cut-and-paste an observation link in any channel. This is one of the few texts Dronefly responds to without being specifically requested for a response via a command starting with a comma. Dronefly responds to observation links to supplement Discord’s own automatic image preview with a summary of the important information on the page.


Type enough words to the ,taxon command (abbreviated ,t) to match. To narrow it down, type the name of the rank. You can also use in to match within another taxon, e.g. ,t prunella in birds to distinguish from Prunella (self-heals). Basic usage is shown below using ,sp, a shortcut for ,taxon species. See ,help taxon for more examples.


You’ll notice a list of iNat user ids at the bottom with counts of observations & species (actually leaf taxon nodes, as iNat counts taxa). To help others in the conversation review & compare their observations of that taxon, you may click the buttons on the bottom to add or remove yourself or any other user who has shared their iNat profile.


Use the ,image command (abbrevated ,img) to show a taxon’s default image.



Any observation that has a sound will preview the first one. On the desktop, this shows as an inline player. On mobile, tap the link to download & play on your usual audio player.


A popular bot feature requested from our Discord users is to map the ranges of multiple taxa together. Use the ,map command, followed by a comma-delimited list of taxa.


Note: to better see where ranges overlap, individual map layers can be toggled. Look for the “Overlays” icon in the upper right corner and hover over it to open the menu, then tick or untick the checkboxes.


To determine the common ancestor of multiple taxa, use the ,related command:


More information about a display

To show another image for the most recently shown observation, use ,last obs img:


Numerous other ,last subcommands be used to retrieve other information about a taxon or an observation. See ,help last to list more examples.

Learning more commands

You can type ,help iNat and the bot will respond with an index of all of the commands it can respond to. You can use the ,help command to get help for each command and subcommand (i.e. multi-word commands arranged in a hierarchy under the main command). For example, ,help last for help with the ,last command and to show its subcommands, ,help last obs, for help with the ,last obs subcommand, and to show its subcommands, etc.


Where do I go to use all this?

You’re welcome to join the unofficial iNaturalist Discord server with this invite link:

Where can I download it?

While most users will simply want to interact with Dronefly already running on Discord, if you’re a developer, you might want to download it & modify it. You can find the project on Github:


Thanks to all of the iNat Discord server users for your feature suggestions, testing & feedback that has helped shaped the bot to meet your needs. There are too many of you to list you all!

Some of you have also gone one step further and posted issues to the public issues system & submitted patches which are now included in the code. Thanks for all your contributions!

Thanks also to the Red Discord Bot developers and user community who have written & maintain the bot framework that powers Dronefly. Not only have the produced excellent code without which Dronefly could not exist, but also have personally given me some of their time to review my code & ideas as we worked out the kinks and added new features.

And of course, thanks to the iNaturalist devs who have also been very quick to respond & patient with me as I (sometimes clumsily) have tried to explain what I’m doing & the issues that have arisen while trying to use the iNat API. They’ve been very responsive squashing bugs, taking time to explain how things work, and even adding features to the API that made my job easier & made it possible for me to roll out more features to our users.

There is an unofficial Discord server, run by some pretty neat folks. Here’s the link to join: 264

Come on over and join the fun.

I’m not sure how to edit the original post, but I wanted to note that the invite link has since changed:

Maak je geen zorgen, het is ons allemaal wel eens overkomen! Er zijn twee verschillende plekken waar je het wachtwoord opnieuw kunt instellen:

  1. De website van Discord

Controleer of je bent afgemeld en ga naar Klik op ‘wachtwoord vergeten?’ onder het wachtwoordveld:

Er is -- als ik het goed begrepen heb -- een nieuwe native fotokiezer in iOS 14 die onder andere een zoekveld ondersteund tijdens het selecteren van foto's uit de fotogalerij. Ook zijn de prestaties beter bij het laden/browsen van albums in iCloud. Daarnaast is er ook ondersteuning voor het bladeren van BESTANDEN ipv allen de FOTOKIEZER, op die manier kunnen ook bestanden uit een map geladen worden ipv alleen uit de fotogalerij.

Discord is een freeware instant messaging- en VoIP-applicatie en digitaal distributieplatform dat ontworpen is voor het creëren van virtuele gemeenschappen, variërend van gamers tot onderwijs en bedrijven. Discord is gespecialiseerd in tekst-, beeld-, video- en audiocommunicatie tussen gebruikers in een guild.

Discord wordt ondersteund op Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux en in webbrowsers. Op 21 juli 2019 waren er meer dan 250 miljoen gebruikers van de software.[1]

Discord maakt gebruik van guilds (door gebruikers ook wel "servers" genoemd) en kanalen vergelijkbaar met Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Een gebruiker kan een server starten op Discord, en heeft het beheer over zichtbaarheid en toegang. Vervolgens kunnen een of meer chat- en spraakkanalen worden gestart binnen Discord waarin men met elkaar kan chatten en videobellen.

iNaturalist Discord groep heeft een presentatie 23:59 22 November (36)

Links, References Discord Server iNaturalist,100,5&h=0&hf=1

Invite link:

The idea of it was initially to have a place to discuss iNat among the members of a young birders server. We’ve expanded upon that however. The idea is that we can discuss our observations, trips, memes, etc, and overall be a little more laid-back and goofier than the forum. Also thanks to @tanyuu for shouting this out!
Posted on November 21, 2020 20:06 by ahospers ahospers | 4 comments | Leave a comment

Lezingen over Vleermuizen Van VLEN Nederland(35)

De eerste VLEN-avond van gisteren was een succes en is opgenomen en terug te kijken via onze site:

De volgende live VLEN-avond vindt plaats op 4 december van 20.00 - ca.21.30uur.

We zullen ruim voor iedere VLEN-avond het programma voor die avond en een link toesturen zodat je dan kan inloggen.

De overige VLEN-avond[en] zijn op 11 en 18 december.

Op de VLEN-dag worden voordrachten gehouden over vleermuisbescherming, vleermuisonderzoek en andere vleermuiswetenswaardigheden. Daarnaast zijn er posterpresentaties en stands waar verschillende vleermuis-gerelateerde zaken worden verkocht.

Voor het eerst presenteren we dit jaar de Leo Bels prijs, voor VLEN-ners (of werkgroepen) die nu of in het verleden een uitzonderlijke prestatie hebben geleverd voor onze vleermuizen. Je kunt nominaties hiervoor indienen tot 14 oktober 2019 via het emailadres: en onder vermelding van "Nominatie Leo Bels Prijs 2019.

De eerste VLEN-avond vond plaats op vrijdagavond 20 november. Chris Driessen trapte af met de lancering van de door hem gemaakte site Daarna kwam Wiegert Steen met een presentatie over de observaties bij een kraamkolonie Laatvliegers die hij samen maakte met Marco Snijder: Jaarrond activiteit rondom kraamverblijfplaats Laatvlieger. Zij werden opgevolgd door Kamiel Spoelstra. Hij vertelde een met mooie weetjes doorspekt verhaal met als titel: “Licht en vleermuizen - Over de effecten van nachtelijk licht op vleermuizen en hoe deze afhangen van het spectrum”.

Het programma vind je hieronder en de volledige aankondiging kun je hier bekijken (PDF).


Posted on November 21, 2020 18:14 by ahospers ahospers | 0 comments | Leave a comment

iNaturalist Wereldwijde stats voor Top 10 countries (34)

We recently published iNaturalist global stats for top 10 countries to inspire further progress across Russia. The original blog post is here: 8

I am copying here the rankings with focus on tracheophytes. Being initially prepared for the Russian community, they are bilingual. Statistics for Russia is based on 1, for other countries on standard iNat places (which are not covering adjacent sea area).

All rankings updated 6 Sep 2020. Enjoy!

Проверяемые наблюдения, ВСЕ ГРУППЫ - Verifiable observations, ALL GROUPS

США | USA - 25 896 649
Канада | Canada - 3 606 976
Мексика | Mexico - 2 305 831
Россия | Russia - 1 392 745
Австралия | Australia - 1 366 788
Великобритания | UK - 1 150 580
ЮАР | South Africa - 972 158
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 821 308
Италия | Italy - 705 192
Германия | Germany - 689 644
МИР | WORLD - 48 612 707
Наблюдатели с проверяемыми наблюдениями, ВСЕ ГРУППЫ - Observers with verifiable observations, ALL GROUPS

США | USA - 706 531
Канада | Canada - 87 559
Мексика | Mexico - 53 150
Великобритания | UK - 49 955
Италия | Italy - 25 331
Австралия | Australia - 23 679
Германия | Germany - 17 278
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 16 535
Россия | Russia - 14 786
ЮАР | South Africa - 11 031
МИР | WORLD - 1 282 002
Проверяемых наблюдений на наблюдателя, ВСЕ ГРУППЫ - Verifiable observations per observer, ALL GROUPS

Россия | Russia - 94
ЮАР | South Africa - 88
Австралия | Australia - 58
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 50
Мексика | Mexico - 43
Канада | Canada - 41
Германия | Germany - 40
США | USA - 37
Италия | Italy - 28
Великобритания | UK - 23
МИР | WORLD - 38
Проверяемые наблюдения, СОСУДИСТЫЕ РАСТЕНИЯ - Verifiable observations, TRACHEOPHYTES

США | USA - 10 937 966
Канада | Canada - 1 401 370
Россия | Russia - 878 560
Мексика | Mexico - 721 168
ЮАР | South Africa - 548 997
Великобритания | UK - 512 311
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 376 942
Австралия | Australia - 298 223
Германия | Germany - 247 961
Италия | Italy - 243 265
МИР | WORLD - 19 308 096
Проверяемые наблюдения, доля СОСУДИСТЫХ РАСТЕНИЙ - Verifiable observations, proportion of TRACHEOPHYTES

Россия | Russia - 63,1
ЮАР | South Africa - 56,5
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 45,9
Великобритания | UK - 44,5
США | USA - 42,2
Канада | Canada - 38,9
Германия | Germany - 36,0
Италия | Italy - 34,5
Мексика | Mexico - 31,3
Австралия | Australia - 21,8
МИР | WORLD - 39,7
Наблюдения исследовательского уровня, ВСЕ ГРУППЫ - RG observations, ALL GROUPS

США | USA - 15 359 670
Канада | Canada - 2 264 736
Мексика | Mexico - 1 472 829
Россия | Russia - 1 094 874
Австралия | Australia - 864 251
Великобритания | UK - 704 083
ЮАР | South Africa - 630 269
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 589 106
Италия | Italy - 459 868
Германия | Germany - 455 542
МИР | WORLD - 29 184 780
Наблюдения исследовательского уровня, СОСУДИСТЫЕ РАСТЕНИЯ - RG observations, TRACHEOPHYTES

США | USA - 6 023 579
Канада | Canada - 886 530
Россия | Russia - 742 793
Мексика | Mexico - 437 017
ЮАР | South Africa - 360 377
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 311 365
Великобритания | UK - 285 639
Австралия | Australia - 173 741
Германия | Germany - 171 487
Италия | Italy - 142 800
МИР | WORLD - 11 091 055
Наблюдателей с наблюдениями исследовательского уровня, СОСУДИСТЫЕ РАСТЕНИЯ - Observers with RG observations, TRACHEOPHYTES

США | USA - 321 154
Канада | Canada - 40 415
Великобритания | UK - 22 228
Мексика | Mexico - 19 244
Россия | Russia - 9 926
Италия | Italy - 8 839
Германия | Germany - 7 691
Австралия | Australia - 7 098
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 7 095
ЮАР | South Africa - 5 466
МИР | WORLD - 546 182
Наблюдений исследовательского уровня на наблюдателя, СОСУДИСТЫЕ РАСТЕНИЯ - RG observations per observer, TRACHEOPHYTES

Россия | Russia - 75
ЮАР | South Africa - 66
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 44
Австралия | Australia - 24
Мексика | Mexico - 23
Германия | Germany - 22
Канада | Canada - 22
США | USA - 19
Италия | Italy - 16
Великобритания | UK - 13
МИР | WORLD - 20
Доля наблюдений исследовательского уровня, СОСУДИСТЫЕ РАСТЕНИЯ - Proportion of RG observations, TRACHEOPHYTES

Россия | Russia - 84,5
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 82,6
Германия | Germany - 69,2
ЮАР | South Africa - 65,6
Канада | Canada - 63,3
Мексика | Mexico - 60,6
Италия | Italy - 58,7
Австралия | Australia - 58,3
Великобритания | UK - 55,8
США | USA - 55,1
МИР | WORLD - 57,4
Свободные лицензии (CC0, CC-BY & CC-BY-NC), ВСЕ ГРУППЫ - Free licenses (CC0, CC-BY & CC-BY-NC), ALL GROUPS

США | USA - 15 566 609
Канада | Canada - 2 483 532
Мексика | Mexico - 1 264 041
Россия | Russia - 1 170 959
Австралия | Australia - 772 926
Великобритания | UK - 729 997
ЮАР | South Africa - 620 335
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 608 534
Германия | Germany - 494 927
Италия | Italy - 387 866
МИР | WORLD - 29 540 093
Свободные лицензии (CC0, CC-BY & CC-BY-NC), СОСУДИСТЫЕ РАСТЕНИЯ - Free licenses (CC0, CC-BY & CC-BY-NC), TRACHEOPHYTES

США | USA - 6 568 148
Канада | Canada - 965 480
Россия | Russia - 751 795
Мексика | Mexico - 375 607
ЮАР | South Africa - 335 863
Великобритания | UK - 322 184
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 285 092
Австралия | Australia - 183 410
Германия | Germany - 162 607
Италия | Italy - 139 812
МИР | WORLD - 11 797 509
Доля свободных лицензий (CC0, CC-BY & CC-BY-NC), СОСУДИСТЫЕ РАСТЕНИЯ - Proportion of free licenses (CC0, CC-BY & CC-BY-NC), TRACHEOPHYTES

Россия | Russia - 84,1
Новая Зеландия | New Zealand - 74,1
Германия | Germany - 71,8
Канада | Canada - 68,9
ЮАР | South Africa - 63,8
Великобритания | UK - 63,4
США | USA - 60,1
Австралия | Australia - 56,6
Италия | Italy - 55,0
Мексика | Mexico - 54,8
МИР | WORLD - 60,8

iNaturalist Wereldwijde stats voor Top 10 countries (34)
to get iNaturalist country stats, see 9.

to get population figures, you could use: 1 (or something similar)

and area figures, you could use: (or something similar)
page: 3
Their online analytic tool allows county by country views of species counts : 1 o.a.:

Posted on November 21, 2020 15:41 by ahospers ahospers | 3 comments | Leave a comment

Planten parasieten en andere meelifters in projecten op iNaturalist (33)

Plant parasites

North American Leafminers for leafminers, barkminers, and stemminers
Galls of North America for arthropodal or fungal galls. I usually don't include the galls that look like leafspots in here
Animal-caused Plant Diseases of North America. I use this one mostly when I can see the parasite, which will usually be an aphid or scale. I try to only add host-specific parasites to this project
Non-metazoan Plant Diseases of North America is a counterpart to the Animal-caused project. I use it for leaf spots, mildews, viruses, and so on.
Root Nodule Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria is for bacteria that form "nodes" on the roots of legumes. These are host-specific. I need to find more of these.

Animal parasites

Animal parasites are usually a lot harder to find than plant parasites, what with animals moving and all. Here's the two I use:
Parasitic and Phoretic Mites for mites that live on other animals, for parasitism or phoresy
Passengers: Parasites Taking Rides. I use this one only for animal parasitoids where I can view the interaction in-action. I wouldn't count an ichneumonid wasp for this project unless I saw it ovipositing in a caterpillar.


Unidentifiable Plant Damage is for observations of what I uploaded as a plant parasite only to find that it was some other sort of damage
Host-specific Plant-parasitic Taxa is a collection project for all of the plant parasite groups covered by the projects above. I use it mostly to see what parasites are being observed in my area that I haven't seen. This project works via taxon, so it's not perfect. An aphid observed without its host plant isn't engaging in any visible plant parasitism, but it'll still get added to this project. A leafminer in a taxon that I didn't know had leafminers in it won't be added. It's an endless work in progress.

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November 20, 2020

Trekvogelsymposium - webinar 22/11/20 13:00 - 16:30 (33)

Trekvogelsymposium - webinar 22/11/20 13:00 - 16:30

Update 26 oktober 2020:
Als gevolg van de ontwikkelingen inzake COVID-19 kan het geplande trekvogelsymposium helaas niet meer fysiek plaatsvinden. Geen nood echter: we organiseren een waardig alternatief in de vorm van een online event!

Op 22 november organiseren we een webinar over trekvogels waarbij verschillende experten een presentatie geven over het natuurfenomeen dat vogeltrek heet.

We brengen alle deelnemers die al waren ingeschreven voor het symposium op de hoogte van de wijzigiging.Wie nog niet was ingeschreven voor het fysieke symposium heeft de mogelijkheid om deel te nemen aan het online event.

Programma 22 november
Van 13u tot 16u30:

  1. Europese trekvogels als overwinteraar in de droge Sahel - Leo Zwarts
  2. Bewegingen van bruine kiekendieven - Anny Anselin
  3. Migratie bij steltlopers - Piet van den Hout
  4. Begijn Le Bleu, de plezantse vogelkijker van Vlaanderen, bekend van zijn podcast met bijhorend boek Fwiet Fwiet, zal het webinar in goeie banen leiden.

Europese trekvogels als overwinteraar in de droge Sahel - Leo Zwarts

Leo Zwarts
Leo Zwarts is mede-auteur van het onvolprezen boek ‘Living on the Edge’. Dat boek gaat over het leven van ‘onze’ Europese trekvogels in hun wintergebieden in de Sahel in Afrika.

Sinds de publicatie van het boek zijn Leo Zwarts en zijn mede-onderzoekers doorgegaan met onderzoek naar overwinterende trekvogels in de Sahel. De resultaten daarvan komen aan bod in deze lezing.

'Bewegingen van bruine kiekendieven' Anny Anselin

Anny Anselin, voorheen verbonden aan het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), komt vertellen over bruine kiekendieven, een imposante roofvogel die regelmatig in het Zwin te zien is én een trekvogel. Anny is al jaren de drijvende kracht achter een project waarbij bruine kiekendieven worden voorzien van zowel zenders als wingtags. Dat heeft heel veel informatie opgeleverd over de bewegingen van bruine kiekendieven die in onze contreien broeden, zowel wat betreft hun trek naar de Afrikaanse wintergebieden als hun bewegingen hier bij ons.

'Migratie bij steltlopers' Piet van den Hout

Weinig vogels zijn op zulke sublieme wijze aangepast aan lange afstandsmigratie als bepaalde steltlopersoorten. Sommige steltlopers ondernemen elk jaar weer epische trektochten. Ze leggen daarbij enorme afstanden af en ze komen terecht in gebieden die klimatologische uitersten zijn. Onderweg zijn er allerlei gevaren, zoals gevleugelde predatoren, met name valken. Piet van den Hout deed zijn promotiewerk over de relaties tussen slechtvalken en steltlopers in de Waddenzee en in West-Afrika. Tweet! Tweet! / Fwiet! Fwiet! is a birding podcast made by Begijn Le Bleu.
Natuurpionier André Verstraeten kiest de houtsnip, de wespendief en het bozzeke toebak als zijn favoriete soorten. De boommarter komt even meegluren over onze schouders.
Een unicum in België: er zijn twee blauwe kiekendieven, de machtigste roofvogelsoort van ons land, gezenderd. Rémar Erens, Robin Guelinckx en Kjell Janssens van Werkgroep Grauwe Gors.

Trekvogelsymposium - webinar Het Zwin Zondag (33)

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Nederlandse (vogel)namen talrijk aanwezig op iNaturalist(32)

Hieronder een overzicht van locale landelijke namen van Reptielen, amfibieen en vogels van alle talen die aanwezig zijn op iNaturalist...(In totaal zijn er wel 400 lexicons aanwezig op De gegevens zijn al een paar maanden oud en zullen in de loop van de tijd ongetwijfeld veranderd zijn. De gegevens zijn verzameld om te kijken hoeveel soorten er missen per taal.







Scientific Names 16022 11047 9013 34250 70332
Afrikaans 125 481 14 513 1133
Albanian 0 23 1 3 27
Arabic 179 634 21 1751 2585
Basque 2 53 1 61 117
Breton 2 26 0 4 32
Bulgarian 27 105 22 134 288
Catalan 49 155 28 391 623
Chinese (Simplified) 1159 1061 355 2731 5306
Chinese (Traditional) 354 649 114 926 2043
Czech 1571 4432 3933 11305 21241
Danish 135 224 20 832 1211
Dutch 416 3171 163 27277 31027
English 10354 8289 4749 17010 40402
Esperanto 8 35 1 34 78
Estonian 24 319 18 1355 1716
Finnish 78 5563 60 10550 16251
French 497 2512 232 6963 10204
Galician 16 40 12 121 189
German 1731 2830 205 9171 13937
Greek 79 132 33 540 784
Hebrew 208 454 36 576 1274
Indonesian 85 147 44 964 1240
Italian 354 766 101 1079 2300
Japanese 420 492 144 2289 3345
Korean 132 250 65 627 1074
Latvian 1 9 0 16 26
Lithuanian 11 116 22 449 598
Luxembourgish 5 51 5 322 383
Maori 22 54 6 240 322
Macedonian 1 24 0 2 27
Norwegian 5 79 6 518 608
Occitan 2 23 0 2 27
Ojibwe 34 77 23 151 285
Polish 56 374 33 498 961
Portuguese 862 1453 235 3501 6051
Russian 2098 1874 887 3425 8284
Slovak 11 35 8 233 287
Spanish 1981 2803 1557 5402 11743
Swedish 37 161 32 731 961
Turkish 4 13 0 62 79

Literatuur, referenties

De AOU4 lettercode en de herbarium codes zijn geen taal lijsten. Je kunt dus met 4 letters een vogel in voeren in iNaturalist. Four-letter (English Name) and Six-letter (Scientific Name) Alpha Codes for 2158 Bird Species (and 108 Non-Species Taxa) in accordance with the 61 st AOU Supplement (2020), sorted alphabetically by English

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