Albania - iNaturalist World Tour

Albania is the 83rd stop on the iNaturalist World Tour. The top observer, @aleksandergolemaj, has observations clustered around the 3rd most populous Albanian city of Vlorë along with other top observers such as @eridanxharahi. Several top observers such as @ariani and @marselmersinaj have observations clustered around the 3rd most populous city of Durrës. Inland from here there is a cluster of observers such as @marko_thenaturalist around the capital of Tirana. @jakob and @atassin's observations are clustered to the north of Tirana. @herri_thebufi and @p_julia's are clustered to the south @gernotkunz's observations are clustered in the southeastern part of the country.

The number of observations per month graph is dominated by May, 2017, July 2018 and Jun 2019.

Top observer @jakob is also the top identifier in Albania. @borisb leads in insect IDs while blue_celery leads in plant IDs. There is an unusually high proportion of mollusk observations in Albania and the mysterious @extraneus leads in IDs of this group. Thanks to other top identifiers such as @lupoli_roland and @marko_thenaturalist.

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

@aleksandergolemaj @ariani @jakob @eridanxharahi @gernotkunz @marselmersinaj @borisb @lupoli_roland @extraneus @marko_thenaturalist

We’ll be back tomorrow in the United Arab Emirates!

Posted by loarie loarie, September 15, 2019 16:21


My observations stem from a single trip, which covered a good part of the western half of the country from south to north, so my clustering north of Tirana must be some sort of geographic midpoint rather than anything else.

A beautiful country with wonderful people - highly recommended place to visit for anyone interested in a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot!

Posted by jakob about 2 years ago (Flag)

My observations come from a botanical trip to the botanical society of Geneva in the northern Alps. An article with lists of species will be released at the end of 2019 in Saussurea, the journal of the botanical society of Geneva. If I have time, I can submit some species to iNaturalist ... for the moment, I mostly submitted the special species or who asked for confirmation.

Posted by jacquelinedm about 2 years ago (Flag)

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