Solomon Islands - iNaturalist World Tour

The Solomon Islands are the 100th stop on the iNaturalist World Tour. Cheers to making it through 100 stops! The top observer by a very healthy margin is @maractwin who is an avid diver. Several other top observers such as @insequentways and @tonydiver also focus on the rich marine life the Solomon Islands have to offer. Many top observers such as @devonderaad, @isaacrush, and @juliasunnarborg have observations clustered in the Western Province. Its noteworthy that all of @juliasunnarborg's iNaturalist observations are from the Solomon Islands. Other top observers such as @jbecky and @vespadelus have observations clustered in the Guadalcanal Province. Don't miss this Observation of the Week post about a snail seen in the Solomon Islands by @vespadelus observed during biodiversity survey he was involved in. @plantcrazy007 uniquely has observations clustered in the Malaita Province. You can read more about @plantcrazy007 in this Observation of the Week post about a Land Planarian he found Solomon Islands while researching forest ethnobotany. @obinfiji, who works for BirdLife International on nearby Fiji, uniquely has observations clustered in the Rennell and Bellona Province.


The graph of observations per month is dominated by 3 visits by the prolific @maractwin in Dec 2014, Apr 2018 and May 2019. But if you ignore these peaks there appears to be some organic growth in 2019.


@kemper is the top identifier and also the top fish identifier. @isaacrush leads in bird IDs and
@phelsumas4life leads in 'other animals' (aka Solomon Island marine inverts). @glmory, @petdoc and @maractwin are also top identifiers.


What can we do to get more people in the Solomon Islands using iNaturalist? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum thread.

@maractwin @devonderaad @jbecky @isaacrush @insequentways @tonydiver @kemper @glmory @petdoc @phelsumas4life

We’ll be back tomorrow in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba!

Posted by loarie loarie, October 02, 2019 06:09

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Really enjoying this world tour -- keep up the good work!

Posted by sttpgh 16 days ago (Flag)
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Congrats on reaching 100.

Posted by muir 16 days ago (Flag)
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Amazing tour indeed, we are still following!

Posted by langlands 16 days ago (Flag)
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And we are approaching awesome New Caledonia!, an authentic outlayer of biodiversity

Posted by langlands 16 days ago (Flag)

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