Iceland - iNaturalist World Tour

Iceland is the 72nd stop on the iNaturalist World Tour. Of the top observers, most (e.g. @c_michael_hogan, @docprt, @milliebasden, @stevendaniel, @nyoni-pete, @theworldofpaolo, @lucapassalacqua) appear to be visitors from elsewhere. Based on their observations, @sbushes, @naturjc, and @kjartanbirgis are the only members of the top 10 observers who appear to possibly be residents of Iceland. @sbushes and @kjartanbirgis's observations are clustered near the capital of Reykjavík

The number of observations per month jumped up in the summer of 2018 and again in 2019. In August of this year, the number of monthly observations passed 1,500 for the first time.

@alexis_orion, based in Berlin, is the top identifier and also leads in bird IDs. @jmgrinde leads in plant IDs and @johnascher in insect IDs. Its noteworthy that there are more fungi observations(with @jurga_li as the top identifier) than insect observations in cold and wet Iceland. Its also noteworthy that this is the first country we've visited thats missing a category (no herps in Iceland!). Many thanks to other top identifiers such as @ldacosta, @nannie and @tiggrx.

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

@c_michael_hogan @docprt @milliebasden @sbushes @stevendaniel @alexis_orion @ldacosta @jmgrinde @nannie @tiggrx

We’ll be back tomorrow with the Bulgaria!

Posted by loarie loarie, September 04, 2019 08:28


cool! is it possible you used the wrong top identifiers chart? I don't think fish are the second most observose category in Iceland, and the chart doesn't match the description you wrote.

Posted by alexis_orion about 2 years ago (Flag)

whoops - thanks for catching that - fixed

Posted by loarie about 2 years ago (Flag)

@docprt and I live in the United States (Southern California) and visited Iceland the summer of 2018 for about 2 weeks. We were surprised to find our observations from the one visit put us in the top 10 observers category. Perhaps someone at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History would be interested in promoting iNat in Iceland.

Posted by milliebasden about 2 years ago (Flag)

Thats a great idea @milliebasden - does anyone know of anyone at that institution who might be interested?

Posted by loarie about 2 years ago (Flag)

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