Results are in!

THANK YOU SF Bay Area!!! We had yet another stellar year of the City Nature Challenge. We graciously allowed some other cities top spots for observations and species, but we held on to our #1 ranking for the most observers, and were top for identifiers! Clearly, it's because we have the most engaged and nature-loving folks in the Bay Area.

All together around the world in the four days of the City Nature Challenge, there were 963,773 observations made, 31,000+ species documented (including 1100+ rare/endangered/threatened species), and 35,126 people made and shared observations of their local nature.

Here's how SF did overall - in the top 5 for everything!:
1 Cape Town: 53763
2 La Paz: 46931
3 San Diego: 38241
4 San Francisco: 38028
5 Tena: 37965

1 Cape Town: 4588
2 Hong Kong SAR: 3596
3 Houston: 3367
4 Los Angeles: 3249
5 San Francisco: 3183

1 San Francisco: 1947
2 Los Angeles: 1555
3 La Paz: 1500
4 Quito: 1372
5 Washington D.C.: 1258

1 San Francisco: 813
2 Dallas - Fort Worth: 781
3 Los Angeles: 761
4 San Diego: 741
5 Washington D.C.: 700

Big thanks to our top observers @merav, @gyrrlfalcon, @damontighe, @marymchurchill, @sea-kangaroo, and @catchang,
our top species-finders @catchang, @damontighe, @kevinhintsa, @barry_thomson, @merav, and @sea-kangaroo,
and our top hard-working identifiers @graysquirrel, @hfb, @jlmartin, @boschniakia, @catchang, and @truthseqr!

Some amazing and fun local finds include:
California freshwater shrimp found by @mmwd . This endangered shrimp is only found in certain streams in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties.
Pacific hagfish from @tiawatts . This deep-sea dweller washed up in Bodega Bay and is an opportunivore—eating whatever it can. The hagfish can survive over 5,000 feet deep and absorbs nutrients through its skin as it devours the innards of dead fish.
A super-cool harvestman spotted by @kueda. This harvestman revealed a stunning geometric pattern from its perch in the South Bay.
Western black-headed snake found by @shannonbuttimer. This California native spends much of its life underground. This is only the third observation of this snake in the Bay Area since it’s the northern end of this species’ range.
Venezillo microphthalmus, a terrestrial isopod photographed by @gyrrlfalcon with thanks to @loarie for realizing what it was! Quoted from his comment: "See Garthwaite and Lawson 1992: 'This species was first described on the basis of specimens collected in the San Francisco Bay Area at Saratoga, Santa Clara County. Although it was later collected at several localities in Tulare and Calaveras counties in California, it has never again been collected in the Bay Area, and the only recent collections made of this species have been from the Channel Islands of southern California.'"

And enjoy this view of other interesting results from the City Nature Challenge:
CNC 2019 Infographic

Posted on 06 de maio de 2019, 10:56 PM by kestrel kestrel


Thanks for all the hard work organizing @kestrel - was a pretty amazing 4 days!

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