Export Observations while excluding certain taxa question

Apologies if this has already been discussed or if it is completely obvious.

I would like to export a list of species found at a certain place however I wish to exclude certain groups of taxa. With this information I would like to create a guide (which I know how to do).

Specifically I am trying to create a below the high tide line guide of a local park based on current observations. I plan to blend together two observation queries and then “salt and pepper” in some specific species.

The first query is to remove certain taxa from the place observations with this query: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=80988&subview=grid&view=species&without_taxon_id=3,211194,47201,47208,184884,47170,311249,47119,848323,42158,41660,26036,84718,64615,144128,47158,20978,47485

The second query is to add certain taxa from the place observations with this query: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=80988&subview=grid&view=species&taxon_ids=6888,67561,3726,2114,67562,4,71268,7823,5303,67566,67563

I have no issue in Export Observations ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/export? ) with the second query. However with the first query I am not able to exclude all of the taxa I wish. This is quite likely an obvious syntax error for which I have not the skill set. I am trying to use the Taxon IDs box. The only thing I wish to export is the scientific name.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

looks to me like the Observation Export page doesn’t support the without_taxon_id parameter. if you’re just looking for a species list (not observations), it’s probably easiest to get the list using the the Observation Species Count API endpoint.

these might help to put the results of the API into a more human-readable format:


Excellent! Thank you @pisum . I’m always super impressed by your grasp of the system’s inner workings. :pray:

I can absolutely strip the information I need out of that to create the guide I am wishing to create.

(Note to self: add &quality_grade=research)


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