if i’m understanding you correctly, you can save any of the following:
- the URL of your Explore screen before you click the download button (ex. all verifiable birds = https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=grid&taxon_id=3), or
- the URL of the Export Observations screen (ex. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/export?verifiable=true&page=1&spam=false&place_id=any&user_id=&project_id=&taxon_id=3), or
- the contents of the gray box in section 1 of the Export Observations screen (ex. quality_grade=any&identifications=any&taxon_id=3&verifiable=true).
you can keep these in a personal document or maybe in a iNaturalist journal post. then when you’re ready to use them again, copy from your saved location back to where you got them from, and then continue the download process from there.
if your filter criteria aren’t overly complicated, you could alternatively create a collection project with those criteria, and use that project as the basis for your download.
unfortunately, this addresses only the filters. it doesn’t save the selected columns that you choose for your export.