Is there a way to create a nice lifelist with my own photos, not default taxon photos?

Hi all,

As a heavy iNat user, I have been posting every species of wildlife I encounter and I would really like to enable to see all the species I have observed in taxonomic order with my own photos. Please share if there’s a good way to do this. I am thinking of using Wordpress or making a website if this isn’t possible within iNat.
Thanks!

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You could make a traditional project and add your favorite observation of each species then pull up the observations in the project in grid view. You can set a traditional project to only let the admin/curator add observations.

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Ah yes! That would work, thank you.
Do you have any idea if it’s possible to order them in taxonomic order?

There is an existing feature request for this with some discussion:
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/show-my-own-photos-in-species-list-in-new-life-list/20692

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No, with that method you could only order by date observed or date added

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I am interested in doing something similar - creating a lifelist for wildlife that I photographed / worked with while I was a Wildlife Rehabilitator. Do you think I could use this traditional project in the same way? The problem that I see, is the observations would be considered “casual”, even though they were/are wild upon entry.

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Seems like a great idea! I might try it out as well.

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welcome to the forum :)

you’re more than welcome to upload casual observations and add them to a traditional project to create a list for yourself like this; nothing wrong with that

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Observations of organisms on release would be considered casual because the organisms are at a time and place of a human’s (the releaser’s) choosing. Once the organisms have moved on and are free-living, observations of them would be wild, though when exactly this happens would be difficult to ascertain.

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Is this what you want: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=table&user_id=jbecky&view=species

Use your ID instead of “jbecky”.

that is still showing us the default taxon photos.

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