Is it possible to see a list of species you've ID'd?

I have a lot of IDs and sometimes I wish I knew how to see each species I’ve identified for various further ID purposes. But it seems like this is only displayed for observations. Is there a way to do this or is it a feature that doesn’t exist? And if it is, since I’ve brought it up here, should I post a separate request feature thread?

Is using ident_user_id good enough for your purpose:

Or do you need something more specific? You can query your species IDs as you can with observations.

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Not sure if that’s what @blue_lotus means but I would like to be able to see all my ID’s of one species again. Sometimes i start to doubt my initial ID’s, it’s neigh impossible now to review them: Say i’ve ID’s a hundred Mnais damselflies, now i’d like to check them all to see if they all have one feature in common. How do I go about that?


Hmm…no this only partly works. On species I’ve ID’d that the majority didn’t agree with, the observation doesn’t show up. I’m looking specifically for species based on my own IDs. I don’t make observations. I tried swapping out “identifications” for “observations” but it took me to a page that looked incorrectly formatted and said it was for user_id=kueda.

Exactly this. This is what I meant.

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This will get you there:

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I meant for all species I’ve reviewed actually. Like I just want to see a full list of all the species I’ve ID’d, whether people agreed with my ID or not.

Ah, great… I remembered a half solution but it wouldn’t give a grid view…

Your solution fits perfectly, thanks!


Oh wait. I misread what you wrote. Sorry for the confusion, everyone. I meant all species I’ve ID’d.

The API call is available for that but I don’t think the iNat site has a convenient way to display it. How about using the GitHub display from @pisum

This should be your actual ID count and not a count based on the current ID. There’s also the non-list version here:


This is exactly what I meant (I mean that this time lol). I would prefer a gallery, but this even gives stats. I’ll write it down.

Yeah, I tried this before and it seems to just be a weirder looking version of your identifications:

Hmm. This doesn’t allow me to go to my individual observations of each species. I want to see all my ID’d species like this, but then be able to go to individual ID’s I’ve made to check each one.

You could add in the taxa ID to your iNat identifications page like:

I know this isn’t the most convenient workflow but I believe otherwise a custom solution or feature request would be needed.

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I was aware of how to search individual species in my IDs via URL. I may have to request a feature at some point. Thanks for all the help, hanly.

the reason i didn’t add links to take you directly to your identifications is because there’s not a quick way to directly translate the parameters from the identification species count endpoint to a page that will show you the appropriate subset of identifications. someone could do the proper translations, at least partially, but it’s just more effort than i’m willing to put into it.

here is code for a version of the page that will have links to take you to the observations page: you could save to code to a local .html file and run it from your own machine if you wanted to. the problem with it is that the observations page doesn’t allow you to query by identification taxon id (only observation taxon id). so if there’s a mismatch between your identification taxon id and the observation taxon id, those mismatches won’t show up in the resulting page. also, the observations page filters for only verifiable results by default. but you can uncheck the appropriate box to get those back.

(in that alternate version of the code, i didn’t map the link to the identifications page because the API contains some extra parameters that the observations page handles but the identifications page does not.)

if you wanted to make a request for new functionality, i would suggest going to and asking for a new parameter to allow filtering by identification taxon id.


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