CNC Bay Area: Still Missing After the First Day

I took a look at some taxa that people have seen in the Bay Area in April that were not seen during the City Nature Challenge today. Definitely some low-hanging fruit to grab in the next few days. Here's just a selection (keep in mind some of these gaps are due to IDs that need to be resolved / refined):

BIRDS

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

AMPHIBIANS

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)
California Newt (Taricha torosa)
Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa)
Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris)
California Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)
Southern California Toad (Anaxyrus boreas halophilus)
California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii)
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii)
Red-bellied Newt (Taricha rivularis)
Oregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis)
California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)
Santa Cruz Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger)

REPTILIA

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)
California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus)
Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata)
Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus)
Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer)
Blainville's Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii)
California Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata)
Western Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon)
Sharp-tailed Snake (Contia tenuis)
Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii)
Skilton's Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus)
Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)
Coast Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris)
California Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris mundus)
San Francisco Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea coerulea)
Santa Cruz Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus atratus)
California Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis)
Northwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis)
San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia)
Diablo Range Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus zaxanthus)
Western Black-headed Snake (Tantilla planiceps)
Northern Legless Lizard (Anniella pulchra)
Alameda Whipsnake (Coluber lateralis euryxanthus)
California Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata)
Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea principis)

MAMMALIA

Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus)
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)
House Mouse (Mus musculus)
Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis)
Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris)
Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Dusky-footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes)
American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
California Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus californicus)
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus)
Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus)
Tule Elk (Cervus elaphus nannodes)
Merriam's Chipmunk (Tamias merriami)
Sciurus niger rufiventer
Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)
California Vole (Microtus californicus)
Broad-footed Mole (Scapanus latimanus)
Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus)
Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
American Shrew-mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii)
Sonoma Chipmunk (Tamias sonomae)
California Pocket Mouse (Chaetodipus californicus)
California Valley Coyote (Canis latrans ochropus)

ARACHNIDA

Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax)
Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus)
Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus)
Woodlouse Spider (Dysdera crocata)
Western Forest Scorpion (Uroctonus mordax)
False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa)
European Harvestman (Phalangium opilio)
Zebra Jumper (Salticus scenicus)
Striped Lynx Spider (Oxyopes salticus)
Grey House Spider (Badumna longinqua)
California common scorpion (Paruroctonus silvestrii)
Marbled Cellar Spider (Holocnemus pluchei)
False Tarantula (Calisoga longitarsis)
Aphonopelma iodius
Bowl and Doily Weaver (Frontinella communis)
Sassacus vitis
Colonus hesperus
Six-spotted Orbweaver (Araniella displicata)
Wall Spider (Oecobius navus)

MOLLUSCA

Hopkin's Rose (Okenia rosacea)
Milk Snail (Otala lactea)
Pacific Banana Slug (Ariolimax columbianus)
California Seahare (Aplysia californica)
Sea Clown Triopha (Triopha catalinae)
Monterey Dorid (Doris montereyensis)
Three-lined Aeolid (Flabellina trilineata)
Sea Lemon (Peltodoris nobilis)
Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea)
San Diego Dorid (Diaulula sandiegensis)
Owl Limpet (Lottia gigantea)
Cockerell's Dorid (Limacia cockerelli)
Doriopsilla fulva
Gumboot Chiton (Cryptochiton stelleri)
Hammerhead Doto (Doto amyra)
Red Dorid (Rostanga pulchra)
Modest Cadlina (Cadlina modesta)
Cellar Slug (Limacus flavus)
Heath's Dorid (Geitodoris heathi)
Lined Chiton (Tonicella lineata)
Dendronotus subramosus
Orange-peel Doris (Acanthodoris lutea)
Draparnaud's Glass-snail (Oxychilus draparnaudi)

INSECTA

Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata)
Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Flame Skimmer (Libellula saturata)
American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
Umber Skipper (Poanes melane)
Acmon Blue (Icaricia acmon)

PLANTAE

American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
Redstem Filaree (Erodium cicutarium)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Henbit Deadnettle (Lamium amplexicaule)
Common Lantana (Lantana camara)
ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Pinkladies (Oenothera speciosa)
Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna)
Gorse (Ulex europaeus)
creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
white horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
deerweed (Acmispon glaber)
honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)
Bird's-eye Speedwell (Veronica persica)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

FUNGI

Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)
Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus)
Red-banded Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola)
Western Jack-o'-lantern Mushroom (Omphalotus olivascens)
Tree Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria)
Mica Cap (Coprinellus micaceus)
chip cherries (Leratiomyces ceres)
Deathcap (Amanita phalloides)
Yellow Fieldcap (Bolbitius titubans)
Candlesnuff Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon)
Blewit (Clitocybe nuda)
Deer Mushroom (Pluteus cervinus)
Gilled Polypore (Lenzites betulina)
Wolf Lichen (Letharia vulpina)
Stubble Rosegill (Volvopluteus gloiocephalus)
Golden Milkcap (Lactarius alnicola)
Hygroscopic Earthstar (Astraeus hygrometricus)
Candy Cap (Lactarius rubidus)
Eyelash Cup (Scutellinia scutellata)
Trooping Crumble Cap (Coprinellus disseminatus)
Fairy Fingers (Clavaria fragilis)
Deceiver (Laccaria laccata)
Emery Rocktripe Lichen (Umbilicaria phaea)
Hare's-foot Inkcap (Coprinopsis lagopus)
Hooded Rosette Lichen (Physcia adscendens)

OTHER ANIMALS

Red Swamp Crawfish (Procambarus clarkii)
Bat Star (Patiria miniata)
Common Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris)
By-the-wind Sailor (Velella velella)
Common Desert Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha)
Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)
Purple Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus nudus)
Pacific Sand Crab (Emerita analoga)
Common Rough Woodlouse (Porcellio scaber)
Eccentric Sand Dollar (Dendraster excentricus)
Greenhouse Millipede (Oxidus gracilis)
Common Shiny Woodlouse (Oniscus asellus)
Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)
Western Spiny Brittle Star (Ophiothrix spiculata)
Signal Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus)
Western Sea Roach (Ligia occidentalis)
Red Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus)
Thatched Barnacle (Semibalanus cariosus)
Xystocheir dissecta
Six-rayed Star (Leptasterias hexactis)

RAY-FINNED FISHES

Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
Western Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)
Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
Tidepool Sculpin (Oligocottus maculosus)
Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
Redear Sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)
Northern Clingfish (Gobiesox maeandricus)
Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax)
Kelp Greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus)
High Cockscomb (Anoplarchus purpurescens)
Jack Silverside (Atherinopsis californiensis)
Coastal Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus)

PROTOZOA

Dog Vomit Slime Mold (Fuligo septica)
Tapioca Slime Mold (Brefeldia maxima)
carnival candy slime (Arcyria denudata)
False Puffball (Reticularia lycoperdon)
Chocolate Tube Slime (Stemonitis splendens)
Stemonitopsis typhina

CHROMISTA

Rockweed (Fucus distichus)
Bull Kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana)
Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis)
Sea Cauliflower (Leathesia marina)
Bottlebrush seaweed (Analipus japonicus)
Ditylum brightwellii
Chaetoceros socialis
Thalassionema nitzschioides

Anotado por kueda kueda, 15 de abril de 2017 a las 08:06 AM

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This is smart. I wish I had your smarts.

I would like to find the low-hanging fruit in DFW.

I will try to be smarter. :)

Anotado por sambiology hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

I was working on a tool so everyone can have this data for their project... and got distracted by observations. Maybe today...

Anotado por kueda hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Ok @sambiology, give this a try: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/cnc2017_taxa. @kestrel, @rebeccafay, @lhiggins: can you test it out too? If it's working I'll try and mention the other CNC project owners. The "Novel" taxa are pretty useful for quality control.

Anotado por kueda hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

This is pretty awesome @kueda!

Seems to be working okay - I get the 404 page sometimes, but if I keep refreshing it, I can eventually get to the missing taxa page or the missing taxa of the particular project I was searching for.

Maybe I'm not quite understanding - if I refine by a place - e.g., Sonoma County, shouldn't I get a smaller subset of what's missing/novel for the larger CNC2017 SF Bay Area? Like looking at amphibians for the full project: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/cnc2017_taxa?utf8=%E2%9C%93&project_id=11013&status=Any&commit=Get+Taxa
and comparing that to amphibians when I choose Sonoma County: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/cnc2017_taxa?utf8=%E2%9C%93&project_id=11013&place_id=2764&status=Any&commit=Get+Taxa

And then when I search for a specific park in Sonoma, it doesn't seem to refine the taxa down - I know most of those birds don't occur in this park: https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/cnc2017_taxa?utf8=%E2%9C%93&project_id=11013&place_id=3373&status=Any&commit=Get+Taxa

Overall it seems like a pretty powerful tool for CNC organizers/participants, especially for the full place of the project! I just want to make sure I understand it since I'll probably end up answering questions about it from some of the organizers.

Anotado por kestrel hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

The 404s are a total mystery to me, unfortunately. Maybe this just isn't ready for primetime. Setting the target place sets the "expected" taxon list to those observed in the target place, so if you set the place to "Sonoma Valley Regional Park," it will consider Cooper's Hawk to be a novel find b/c it's never been observed in that park in April but it has been observed in the project. This kind of made sense to me, but I guess it doesn't for everyone. Maybe "Novel" taxa just don't make sense in the context of a specific place. Makes more sense with the missing stuff.

Anotado por kueda hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Ah, okay, I get it now. Yeah, "missing" seems more intuitive to me, and seems like it could likely help people figure out where to go to find taxa that we should be able to get. I still think it's a pretty cool tool!

Anotado por kestrel hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

God, you are smart. I hope I can be smart like this some day.

Posting it to the DFW project page. We just CAN'T let you Californians run away with this thing! ;)

Hope everyone involved is having a blast there in CA -- we're having some exhausting fun in TX! I heard of one father that fell asleep when his kiddos were searching for eggs -- he was out mothing too late. :)

Anotado por sambiology hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Sam, please include the caveats above, and remember this is the work of a few hours while distracted by the flood of observations coming in, so there are bound to be more bugs. Also, this page is only available to people who are signed in.

Anotado por kueda hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

All good -- I'll wait to share it for wholesale public consumption -- I did print out a list for my personal enjoyment though. I've got the species to hunt for the next few days! :)

Keep it up man -- lots of folks have been really enjoying this.

Anotado por sambiology hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

@sea-kangaroo and @randomtruth, here's that tool to find missing taxa we were talking about today: http://www.inaturalist.org/stats/cnc2017_taxa

Anotado por kueda hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

I can't believe that sharp-tailed snake is still missing. Someone needs to go to their backyard and flip some stuff.

Anotado por vermfly hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

@gyrrlfalcon @dpom @leslie_flint @geodani @vermfly Since you guys have been having your own discussion about missing birds for the Bay Area CNC, you could check out this tool that Ken-ichi made. Here's the url for the Bay Area project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/cnc2017_taxa?utf8=%E2%9C%93&project_id=11013&place_id=&status=Any&commit=Get+Taxa

If you check out the birds that say "missing" - those are ones that we've had in the SF Bay Area in April, but haven't yet found for the CNC. You can also refine this by place, if you specifically want to see San Mateo County.

Anotado por kestrel hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Unfortunately the challenge is over for me. I'm at work in Sacramento. I should have gone to Las Gallinas yesterday because there was a good chance for the continuing Harris's Sparrow, Least Bittern, Blue-winged Teal, and Ridgeway's Rails out at the end.

It would be nice if the tool could remove subspecies.

Anotado por vermfly hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

It actually should not remove subspecies, IMO, b/c the CNC count includes subspecies. If you're seeing some subspecies that look bogus, it's b/c we have overly-specifically ID'd observations from April in the past, which you could working toward fixing by finding those observations and identifying them at the species level.

Anotado por kueda hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Ah. I'm thinking like a birder doing a big day again. A yellow-shafted flicker and a red-shafted flicker count the same in our "scoring system."

Anotado por vermfly hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

Well, if I had my way, there would just be no such thing as ranks below species, but unfortunately they have too much traction, e.g. with the Endangered Species Act. Lumping all observations of San Francisco Garter Snake with every Eastern Garter Snake would be hard to stomach.

Anotado por kueda hace mas de 4 años (Advertencia)

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