SA iNaturalists – January 2022


This January saw 8,720 observations covering 1,955 species from a total of 507 observers. There were 94 species receiving their first iNat record in SA. This month there were 103 new observers contributing their first observations in SA. Upon this months observations, 631 identifiers contributed a total of 15,385 identifications.


Uploads for SA at the end of January stand at 289,846 observations of 8,706 species from 4,124 observers with, as of today, 4,688 identifiers providing 527,932 identifications.


The international National Park City Foundation has awarded Adelaide National Park City status, making Adelaide the first in Australia and second in the world.


Featured Observations from January
A Gasteruption Wasp with it distinctive ovipositor searching for Bee/Wasp nests by @toboote.
A Blue-billed Duck commonly sighted at Laratinga Wetland by @darcywhittaker.
A Grey Shrikethrush with a juicy meal in Para Wirra CP by @anthonypaul.
A Badge Huntsman moulting by @bryanhaywood.


See the full list of the popular observations from January here.


(These are taken from observation during the month with at least one ‘favourite’. If you see an interesting observation from SA, remember to favourite it, and it might appear here at the end of the month).


Featured Project
The previously named Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park has been expanded to include the Aldinga Washpool area just to the south, taking on the new name Aldinga Conservation Park. The iNat project has over 4,000 observations of 500 species from over 100 observers. If you visit, you’re almost guaranteed to see many Western Grey Kangaroos and Superb Fairywrens in the scrub, and numerous bird species at the ephemeral Washpool. (Binoculars or camera with long lens recommended at the Washpool)


Do you have a particular expertise and are keen to help out with identifications in SA? Select your favourite taxa below to head to the Identify page:
Aves / Amphibia / Reptilia / Mammalia / Ray-Finned Fishes / Mollusca / Arachnida / Insecta / Plantae / Fungi / Protozoa / Unknowns


Top observers & species observed in January:


(Data used for this post taken on the 10th of February. It excludes any observations and identifications from January that were uploaded after this date)


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