Species per page on observation - question

I believe iNaturalist is a great source for plants species identification, that and I haven´t been able to find any good plant guides for Bogota or Colombia, not that I´ve done a deep search. Anyway I seem not to be able to watch all of the species for my town. So I want to know how to be able to do it, so far I can only see about 500 species listed in the main page and I can´t see other pages. I read part of this tutorial:

I´am able to change the number of species shown with the command: “&per_page=” on the Url the problem is that it only works as long as it is lower than 500 which is the max I can obtain and the reported number of species for my search is 1378. Thank you for reading, hope you can help.

Our current species search can’t go over 500 results. You’ll have to add more filters (taxon, date, location, etc) so that the results are under 500.

@tiwane All right then, I suggest you improve that. Any idea on how to watch all of the species with exclusion, inclusion or tags? Anyway I appreciate your fast answer, thank you.

500 is a limit based on the way the search currently works and it can’t be changed right now. If you’d like to see more, you will either need to add more search terms, or use the API. @pisum has already built a search tool for the API you can find here: https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNatAPIv1_observations_species_counts.html

You’ll need to add your place_id and limit it to plants. For example, this is for Bogotá: https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNatAPIv1_observations_species_counts.html?place_id=28784&iconic_taxa=Plantae


All right, al tho I suggest you add multiple pages in the search menu, I would find it very usefull. Thank you.

You can use the places page:
Search for a given place - make sure you select the right one because there’re districts, towns, neightborhoods, etc. There you can see all the species, for example for Bogota:

@thebals haven’t joined the forum yet but wanted to pass on that The Field Museum has a bunch of quick guides for Colombia and nearby places: https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides?region=All&country=931&category=37&subcategory=All&items_per_page=1600 Might be something of interest in there!


It may be worth noting that the list on the Place page and the list on the Explore page are not equivalent.

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Just about every time I click one of those github API links I get the following result:

There was a problem retrieving data. Error Failed to fetch.

if you want help with this, please provide more details:

  1. which OS are you using? 32 or 64 bit? version?
  2. which browser are you using? 32 or 64 bit? version?
  3. do you have any ad blocking extensions on your browser, or are you using any other special settings on your browser or internet connection?
  4. what do you see when you open each of the following?

Windows 10 both Home and Pro (different computers) 64x - same results on various computers

Chrome 64x

Privacy badger, DisconnectMe, PopUpBlocker, AdGuardBlocker

I work overseas i na country with weird internet restrictions.

I get the same results if I disable all ad-blockers and such and use a VPN set to the US as I do leaving them all intact and not using a VPN.

First link:

{“total_results”:1,“page”:1,“per_page”:500,“results”:[{“count”:1,“taxon”:{“observations_count”:1461,“taxon_schemes_count”:7,“ancestry”:“48460/1/2/355675/26036/26172/85553/26504/532896/28339”,“is_active”:true,“flag_counts”:{“unresolved”:0,“resolved”:0},“wikipedia_url”:“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackneck_garter_snake",“current_synonymous_taxon_ids”:null,“iconic_taxon_id”:26036,“rank_level”:10,“taxon_changes_count”:0,“atlas_id”:645,“complete_species_count”:null,“parent_id”:28339,“complete_rank”:“subspecies”,“name”:"Thamnophis cyrtopsis”,“rank”:“species”,“extinct”:false,“id”:28345,“default_photo”:{“square_url”:“https://static.inaturalist.org/photos/35661/square.jpg?1444844393",“attribution”:"(c) J. N. Stuart, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)”,“flags”:,“medium_url”:“https://static.inaturalist.org/photos/35661/medium.jpg?1444844393",“id”:35661,“license_code”:“cc-by-nc-nd”,“original_dimensions”:{“width”:1867,“height”:1244},“url”:“https://static.inaturalist.org/photos/35661/square.jpg?1444844393”},“ancestor_ids”:[48460,1,2,355675,26036,26172,85553,26504,532896,28339,28345],“iconic_taxon_name”:“Reptilia”,“preferred_common_name”:"Black-necked Gartersnake”}}]}

Second link:

iNaturalist Observation Species Counts

This is the base query: https://api.inaturalist.org/v1/observations/species_counts?id=1234. (This page will accept most parameters from the iNaturalist Observation Species Counts API endpoint.)

There was a problem retrieving data. Error Failed to fetch.

The latter is the standard one I usually get.

hmmm… not sure what the problem would be then. the only other thing i can think of is to open up the browser developer tools and see what kind of error messages are logged. (i’ve only encountered the problem you noted if there’s some sort of CORS issue, but i don’t know why you would be getting a CORS issue in this case…)

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