iNaturalist and iNaturalistUK Stats
Measuring the growth of iNaturalistUK
Every year in December, iNaturalist produces annual usage stats – the Year in Review. Since December 2021 these have also been available for iNaturalistUK.
View the stats
To view your personal Year in Review follow the link shown from the iNaturalist or iNaturalistUK Year in Review page or https://uk.inaturalist.org/stats/2023/you
To view stats from other years use the URL https://uk.inaturalist.org/stats/[YEAR]/[USERNAME]
To view any previous year for iNaturalist use the URL https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/[YEAR] e.g. https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2019
iNaturalist data on GBIF
View your observations on GBIF
Visit the GBIF website
Click on “Occurrences” above the centre search box
Choose “Advanced” in the left hand menu
Scroll down to find “Recorded by” and click the arrow to display the search box
Write your “Display Name” as it is on your iNaturalistUK profile
Click on your name to see full details of your observations. You can also download your observations.
Some headline stats for the year 2023
The figures for the last few years show that in the UK the number of users, observations and species recorded has continued to grow.
A new statistic included in this years review is number of users and how they interacted with iNaturalistUK. Around 76% only added observations while approx. 16% added only identifications. While around 8% did both.
A new statistic for 2023 is the growth by country and the impact that each country had to the overall global growth. Users in the UK were 4th globally in helping to grow the overall use of iNaturalist.
It is worth reviewing the iNaturalist Year in Review and exploring the amazing observations from across the globe. Towards the bottom of that page you can find links to the other Network Member pages.
Are you a Seek user?
Seek also has a Year in Review just like iNaturalist! If you’ve made observations in 2023, you can view your Seek Year in Review from the home screen on the app for a limited time.
Highlights From 2022
The figures for the last two years show that the number of users, observations and species recorded has continued to grow.
For example In 2022 over 12,600 species were recorded which compares to 11,930 in 2021.
One of the most favourited observations from the UK was the Common Slowworm spotted in June – it was picked for iNaturalist’s global Observation of the Day. See the posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
In March, NBN Award winner, George Grieff’s observation of Don’s Thread-Moss observed near Bristol was iNaturalist’s global Observation of the Day. The posts can be seen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Sign up to iNaturalistUK today
If you haven’t already joined the growing community of iNaturalistUK users, why not sign up today? You too could have the observation of the day and see your records help to make data work for nature.