Welcome to the club, New Zealand!

Massachusetts passed the 1 million mark some time ago, and Illinois, Maryland, and Washington might hit that mark before Taiwan and Spain.

below are some updated stats…

countries with more than 100k verifiable obs:

Name Parent Place Population Area (sq km) obs (2021-07-16) obs (2021-04-02) absolute Δ relative Δ
United States North America 331,449,281 9,826,675.00 37,244,610 31,168,886 6,075,724 19.5%
Canada North America 37,894,799 9,984,670.00 5,570,843 4,443,142 1,127,701 25.4%
Mexico North America 124,777,324 1,972,550.00 3,147,323 2,780,479 366,844 13.2%
Russia Asia 146,804,372 17,125,191.00 2,326,677 1,701,275 625,402 36.8%
Australia Oceania 24,511,800 7,692,024.00 2,320,712 2,008,942 311,770 15.5%
United Kingdom Europe 66,022,273 242,495.40 1,803,364 1,401,254 402,110 28.7%
South Africa Africa 59,622,350 1,221,037.00 1,466,823 1,257,269 209,554 16.7%
Germany Europe 83,149,300 357,400.00 1,161,912 884,498 277,414 31.4%
New Zealand Oceania 5,112,300 268,021.00 1,094,139 1,001,073 93,066 9.3%
Italy Europe 60,317,000 301,338.00 1,055,693 861,577 194,116 22.5%
France Europe 66,628,000 643,801.00 1,006,709 790,489 216,220 27.4%
Taiwan Asia 23,593,794 36,193.00 903,844 757,859 145,985 19.3%
Spain Europe 46,733,038 505,990.00 821,222 593,178 228,044 38.4%
Brazil South America 210,147,125 8,515,767.00 697,644 575,932 121,712 21.1%
India Asia 1,326,093,247 3,287,263.00 666,206 558,629 107,577 19.3%
Hong Kong Asia 7,500,700 2,755.00 596,688 521,139 75,549 14.5%
Ecuador South America 16,624,858 283,560.00 585,956 512,588 73,368 14.3%
Denmark Europe 5,827,463 42,925.50 582,841 398,572 184,269 46.2%
Colombia South America 49,065,615 1,141,748.00 565,606 487,706 77,900 16.0%
Portugal Europe 10,295,909 92,212.00 486,085 376,212 109,873 29.2%
Argentina South America 44,938,712 2,780,400.00 441,748 364,904 76,844 21.1%
Austria Europe 8,809,212 83,879.00 388,189 250,957 137,232 54.7%
Costa Rica North America 4,905,769 51,100.00 353,739 321,078 32,661 10.2%
Czechia Europe 10,701,777 78,866.00 320,575 220,191 100,384 45.6%
Finland Europe 5,501,043 338,424.40 319,816 229,099 90,717 39.6%
Ukraine Europe 42,558,328 603,629.00 297,862 203,937 93,925 46.1%
Netherlands Europe 17,282,163 41,543.00 291,779 231,656 60,123 26.0%
Malaysia Asia 31,624,264 330,290.00 290,055 250,608 39,447 15.7%
Switzerland Europe 8,466,017 41,285.00 253,509 199,119 54,390 27.3%
Belgium Europe 11,431,406 30,528.00 247,404 206,508 40,896 19.8%
Indonesia Asia 270,625,568 1,904,570.00 245,141 228,776 16,365 7.2%
South Korea Asia 51,466,201 100,295.00 230,421 203,235 27,186 13.4%
China Asia 1,443,497,378 9,596,961.00 199,499 159,530 39,969 25.1%
Singapore Asia 5,888,926 719.1 196,104 163,951 32,153 19.6%
Poland Europe 38,382,576 312,683.00 195,543 142,226 53,317 37.5%
Japan Asia 126,434,565 377,972.30 195,157 167,075 28,082 16.8%
Panama North America 4,098,587 74,177.30 186,206 157,644 28,562 18.1%
Greece Europe 10,760,421 131,957.00 173,030 142,758 30,272 21.2%
Lithuania Europe 2,790,842 65,300.00 168,253 127,674 40,579 31.8%
Chile South America 18,054,726 756,102.00 164,373 143,115 21,258 14.9%
Peru South America 29,381,884 1,285,216.00 162,739 135,378 27,361 20.2%
Sweden Europe 10,379,295 528,861.10 146,973 105,344 41,629 39.5%
Thailand Asia 65,931,550 513,119.50 120,170 100,661 19,509 19.4%
Bolivia South America 11,051,600 1,098,581.00 110,820 100,546 10,274 10.2%
Honduras North America 9,265,067 112,492.00 107,786 #N/A #N/A #N/A
Luxembourg Europe 626,108 2,586.40 107,563 #N/A #N/A #N/A
Philippines Asia 109,035,343 343,448.00 104,171 #N/A #N/A #N/A

US states:

State obs (2021-07-16) obs (2021-04-02) absolute Δ relative Δ
California 7,385,600 6,480,593 905,007 14.0%
Texas 4,879,866 4,181,450 698,416 16.7%
Florida 1,719,185 1,463,882 255,303 17.4%
New York 1,667,730 1,370,983 296,747 21.6%
Ohio 1,309,160 1,091,622 217,538 19.9%
North Carolina 1,278,639 1,046,728 231,911 22.2%
Virginia 1,265,710 1,031,320 234,390 22.7%
Pennsylvania 1,121,929 917,320 204,609 22.3%
Massachusetts 1,023,768 827,974 195,794 23.6%
Illinois 929,386 750,280 179,106 23.9%
Maryland 926,851 733,082 193,769 26.4%
Washington 871,049 716,937 154,112 21.5%
New Jersey 758,559 635,533 123,026 19.4%
Oregon 737,367 586,468 150,899 25.7%
Arizona 718,570 640,754 77,816 12.1%
Michigan 672,409 549,863 122,546 22.3%
Minnesota 634,771 506,135 128,636 25.4%
Vermont 626,333 539,393 86,940 16.1%
Tennessee 614,746 502,936 111,810 22.2%
Colorado 593,260 480,222 113,038 23.5%
Georgia 518,260 418,164 100,096 23.9%
Wisconsin 514,090 403,007 111,083 27.6%
Alabama 503,486 427,341 76,145 17.8%
Indiana 396,088 310,126 85,962 27.7%
Missouri 380,916 305,103 75,813 24.8%
Louisiana 372,818 311,429 61,389 19.7%
South Carolina 364,415 295,403 69,012 23.4%
New Mexico 359,113 303,528 55,585 18.3%
Oklahoma 322,649 264,472 58,177 22.0%
Connecticut 311,533 260,190 51,343 19.7%
Utah 300,477 241,438 59,039 24.5%
Maine 285,821 236,090 49,731 21.1%
Kentucky 268,560 213,182 55,378 26.0%
Arkansas 261,000 212,948 48,052 22.6%
New Hampshire 251,660 205,466 46,194 22.5%
Alaska 192,931 164,562 28,369 17.2%
Hawaii 189,569 167,082 22,487 13.5%
Nevada 185,862 151,081 34,781 23.0%
Mississippi 182,545 154,708 27,837 18.0%
Idaho 167,541 130,719 36,822 28.2%
Kansas 157,327 128,103 29,224 22.8%
West Virginia 152,208 120,048 32,160 26.8%
Iowa 129,882 102,189 27,693 27.1%
Montana 127,063 99,877 27,186 27.2%
District of Columbia 116,351 96,998 19,353 20.0%
Delaware 112,819 88,928 23,891 26.9%
Wyoming 109,669 91,201 18,468 20.2%
Nebraska 101,636 83,286 18,350 22.0%
Rhode Island 73,084 60,749 12,335 20.3%
South Dakota 63,160 48,507 14,653 30.2%
North Dakota 36,794 28,765 8,029 27.9%
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Taiwan CNC blew my mind.

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in number or interesting obs?

both! :)

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If it weren’t for the horrible drought there, the numbers might have been even better - but someone from Taiwan could probably give more substantiated comments

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now each have >1MM verifiable observations, and Washington is close:

Taiwan is almost there, too…

(the graph above was generated using a slightly modified version of https://observablehq.com/@robin-song/inaturalist-api-example-2b)

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Nice url
https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNat_countries.html?country_code=US,CA,MX,AU,RU,GB,ZA,NZ,DE,IT,FR,TW,ES,BR,IN,HK,EC,CO,DK,PT,AR,CR,AT,MY,BE,FI,CH,UA,CZ,NL&stats=observations,observers,species,identifier&verifiable=true

(just for future reference, here’s a link to automate gathering of Canadian province stats, if there’s not already a quicker way: https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNat_places.html?verifiable=true&stats=observations,observers,species&place_id=groningen,friesland,drenthe,overijssel,gelderland,utrecht,zuid-holland,noord-holland,zeeland,noord-brabant,limburg,flevoland )

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In Canada, Ontario has almost 2.9 million verifiable observations and British Columbia has close to 1.5 million. The other provinces I checked were below 500,000.

(just for future reference, here’s a link to automate gathering of Canadian province stats, if there’s not already a quicker way: https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNat_places.html?verifiable=true&stats=observations,observers,species&place_id=ontario-ca,quebec-ca,nova-scotia,new-brunswick,manitoba,british-columbia,prince-edward-island,saskatchewan,alberta,newfoundland-and-labrador)

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To someone like me, this tells me which countries to visit – the ones NOT on this list!

I note that South Africa is still the only African country on the list. And I still don’t see why this should be so: even if nationals of the other African countries may be less likely to have cameras and internet access, many of those countries see thousands of wildlife tourists every year.

Well, Russia has many records, but just look on the map, there’re so many white spots, they’re not even spots, but larger part of the country.

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