Is it possible to filter my identifications?

Quite frequently I’d like to find an observation that I have identified in the past. Given that I know the taxon to which I identified the observation and perhaps its location, or its observer, is there a query string I can append to that would limit the page to only those records?

Sure, all useful links (most of) can be found in 2 topics:
The one you need you can see + you can add url for exact id, also mentioned in the post.


you can filter the Identification page by only a handful of parameters shown on the right side of the page. of the parameters you mentioned, only taxon_id and (identifier) user_id are available filter parameters here.

you can also filter for identifications using the iNat API, which provides a few more parameters, including place_id (but not observer id). see for more info.

if you filter for observations instead of identifications, then you have the usual observation filter parameters (taxon_id, place_id, user_id, etc.), along with parameters like ident_taxon_id and ident_user_id, which although they operate independently of each other, could still help to find observations you’ve identified and which include an identification to a particular taxon (though not necessarily yours).


Not much to add here but I would also recommend using the Observations (Explore) page. There’s a lot more flexibility with search filters and overall it’s easier to look through quickly (IMO).

I’m not sure what your username is so I have mine in there as an example, but you can just replace mine with your own: . The first string filters to only things identified by you, the second filters out your personal observations. From there you can add more filters to the end of the URL using the links @Marina_Gorbunova posted, or use any of the filter functions on the page. The Observations page is also nice because you can use the map view if you have a rough idea for where the observation was made. The only time it may not be the best option is if you want things sorted by when you’ve identified them., then using the Identification page as @pisum described is probably your best bet.


On your Observations page, there is a search bar:

That will give you only those of your observations IDed to the given taxon:

This post is about identifications though.

I misunderstood. I thought he was referring to (his own) observations that he had IDed in the past.

1 Like

Thanks all. It turns out that what I needed was a combination of the first three responses, partly because I looking at the problem from the wrong angle. Observations was the best place to start after all.


This topic was automatically closed 60 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.