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October 13, 2021

September 2021 Challenge - summary

Our Monthly Challenge continues with another splendid effort, in the last month we all contributed a massive effort. The numbers will only go up as people may upload observations in the next few weeks. As of writing, we have contributed
Observations 8, 671 ( 8,541 in Australia)
Species 2, 437
Identifiers 527
Observers 61 (23 with more than 50 observations at the time of writing)

@gregtasney @natashataylor @streglystendec @twan3253 @stephen169 @ethan241 @hatwise @nyoni-pete @karenweaving62 @aavankampen @chrisseager @leithallb @zachmalcomson @rsmalley @sarinozi @rwl @rodolfosalinas @anthonypaul @nswanson @owen65 @mj_taylor @martin487 @pam275 @melbo @thbata1 @mary-a-crawf @rich_fuller

where have our observations been made?

For the latest stats check out the September Challenge-Updated Stats

The 61 Australian observers contributing this month was an increase on the previous month by 10 users. Together our observations accounted for around 7.1 % of all observations within Australia over the month of September (at time of writing). While the 51 observers constituted only around 1.1% of all iNaturalists observers active during the month Australia.
September 2021, was the second time observations exceeded 100,000 for a month for the second time, with the previous record exceeded by around 20, 000! it is fantastic to see such amazing engagement

Australian observations in September exceeded 100K for only the second time

The most observed species observed in the month was Ornate Burrowing Frog Platyplectrum ornatum (below © Greg Tasney ) with 77 observations, all made by Greg. find out more about this species here

For the latest results of the current Month check the
OctoberChallenge-Updated Stats

Check out how this compares to
September Challenge-Updated Stats
August Challenge-Updated Stats
July Challenge-Updated Stats
June Challenge-Updated Stats
May Challenge-Updated Stats
April Challenge-Updated Stats
March Challenge-Updated Stats March summary
February Challenge-Updated Stats February summary
January Challenge-Updated Stats January summary
December Challenge-Updated Stats December summary

Great Southern BioBlitz 2021

The 'Great Southern BioBlitz', or 'GSB' for short, is an international period of intense biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within several designated areas across the Southern Hemisphere in Spring.

The purpose of this event is to highlight both the immense biodiversity spread across the Southern Hemisphere in the flourishing springtime, as well as to engage the public in science and nature learning using the citizen science platform iNaturalist. As we are international, in Spanish we are known as 'Gran Biobúsqueda del Sur', while in Portuguese we are known as 'Grande BioBlitz do Hemisfério Sul'. By the end of October, the natural world is on full throttle. Flowers are blooming, insects are emerging, birds are singing, and reptiles are coming out of their winter hibernation. It makes sense for the Southern Hemisphere to observe life at this time of year! The #GSB21 will be held from Friday the 22nd of October until the end of Monday on the 25th of October, incorporating different communities, areas and regions across the Southern Hemisphere.
So far this year we have a massive contingent with 19 countries represented and 138 areas included! so i encourage you all to join in!
Check out the Great Southern BioBlitz 2021 umbrella project .

check out last years project here Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella- 2020

we have had some great contributions this month including some amazing observations by Sandy Horne (@sandy_horne ) who is active on Twitter if you are on the platform i encourage you to follow her @SandyHorne61

Above left, Adelaide Rosella Platycercus elegans ssp. adelaidae Sandy Horne, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC) right, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
we have had some othe amazing observatiosn localy in south Australia with
@anthonypaul again showing his amazing observation skills with these two amazing observations

Phytotrypa pretiosella left and Grey Fantail Rhipidura albiscapa right© anthonypaul, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC)

have you hear of the #BirdsSeenIn2021 - Hashtag Challenge

Calling all Australian birders/bird photographers. To find out which species are missing from the #BirdsSeenIn2021 year list for Australia . Can you help to fill in the blanks by tweeting photos taken this year with the hashtag during the Great Southern Bioblitz?

Please remember selecting the appropriate copyright is important, we recommend that you select a default that allows observations to be loaded to GBIF

Thank you to all those that contributed this month, I hope you will continue to be involved.
@gregtasney @ethan241 @natashataylor @zachmalcomson @hatwise @stephen169 @nyoni-pete @rodolfosalinas @ludwig_muller @aavankampen @karenweaving62 @mj_taylor @thbata1 @nswanson @donnamareetomkinson @naturemum101 @owen65 @streglystendec @rich_fuller @rwl @fairypossum @nikonoid @anthonypaul @leithallb @luis615 @pam275 @ethan_yeoman @sandy_horne @grisper1 @timothyshields @jacksonnugent @chrisseager @mary-a-crawf @seamus-doherty @the_spangled_drongo @bigpete @heathwallum @jeannie_bartram @elfir @ichigo_ @natrydd @craig_williams @dragonette @marionmackenzie @sammybee @savurs

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