Your top 10 most identfied


I started off with counties or states I had spent a lot of time in and then have added other stuff that I know how to identify. I have also had fun just clicking the identify tab and trying my best

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I guess I’m not too surprised all of mine are either Kalanchoe or non-flowering gymnosperms/ferns. It isn’t until number 199 that it’s a something other than a plant, and that’s just because of putting high-level ID’s on unknowns!

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As it turns out, there are a LOT of Siberian Squills that need identification. It so happens to be that Serbian Squills are the only squills I know how to ID. In just a week, this species is in my top 10!

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Wow, well done! Thanks for taking it on

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How do you go through so many identifications in a week? :O
I manage 100 on a good day.

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Taxon sweep is more efficient (for numbers) than what IS that?
Looks like locust legs, but with feathery antennae.
I average 50 in a day.

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That makes sense. I usually identify unknowns and try to at least avoid putting all the observations into categories like “Magnoliopsida” or “Plantae” where they’d probably be even more invisible, so 50 is my average too, I’d say.

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Replace my name with yours
https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNat_identifier_stats.html?user_id=877535

And the map is good - but would prefer an equal area projection for Africa :~))
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/map?ident_user_id=dianastuder#2/21.672/27.596

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Wow, well, my daily average is at a whopping 1.67 IDs per day. Haha.
But for the vast majority of my time on iNat I didn’t identify at all, so that was to be expected.

Thank you for the links, they are really interesting. I have promptly added the map one to my profile, so I’ll find it again! :D

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loving the map, now I need to spread out more from NE US!

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I have a LOT of free time

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It isn’t just a numbers game. If it was, that would create an incentive for everyone to ID only the easiest, most commonly observed species to ramp up their numbers. But for more difficult and/or rarely observed species, any one ID is worth proportionately more.

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I am currently the number one identifier of Liverworts (Marchantiophyta) on iNaturalist

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And I, for one, appreciate your efforts!

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How many parts of the world can you do this for?

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I had no idea the windows button + shift + S was a thing. I think that will be faster than saving the whole screen (prt sc key) and then cropping in Paint. Thanks!

Edit: Nevermind. When I do that, I get a large area of white that I have to crop anyway.


BTW, my top 10 is exactly the same as in March with the exception of Baldcypress moving from 4th to 1st place due to a concerted effort the past few days to try to get the species to most RG obs of plants in Louisiana (managed to move from 3rd to 2nd most).

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I don’t know every single species, also species or even genus id is often impossible without more detailed photos/microscopy, but overall I can ID liverworts from every continent.

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How do you view inaturalist in dark mode like that?

Dark Reader app (using with Firefox on Windows PC). It works on most websites. Some things stay black like the X in the corner of the pop-up on the map, but I remember where it is. If not, I can turn off dark mode pretty quickly via the icon.

Here is my top 10 list:


None of these taxa I really monitor (except sometimes P. viridans), but since I monitor all Ohio spider observations, a lot of common species are up high on my list.

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