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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Cities are home to impressive biodiversity around the world. We want to see YOUR encounters with species dwelling in the urban environment, enriching our lives and connecting us to nature! Learn about WILD Cities here! Sign in to join mission

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
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Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of animals and plants they pass. With this mission, in collaboration with The WILD Foundation, we are trying to build awareness and appreciation for our urban biodiversity. Join us and let’s get urban nature on the map!

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Lat: 40.79 Long: -73.97

Recent Spottings

Shield Bug Nymphs Michael Strydom 2 1 Shield Bug Nymphs
Hutton’s Vireo Steven Sheppard 2 0 Hutton’s Vireo
Pond Heron fishing (video) SukanyaDatta 3 0 Pond Heron fishing (video)
Leaf Minning Beetle Michael Strydom 4 2 Leaf Minning Beetle
Bronze Mannikin Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Bronze Mannikin
Queensland Fan Palm Neil Ross 1 0 Queensland Fan Palm
Bug nymph SukanyaDatta 3 2 Bug nymph
Spider Ava T-B 0 1 Spider
African Hummingbird Hawk-Moth Michael Strydom 8 5 African Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
Asian Pied Starling SukanyaDatta 3 0 Asian Pied Starling
Tilapia Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Tilapia
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon SukanyaDatta 1 0 Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
Carpenter Bee / Banded Bee Michael Strydom 1 0 Carpenter Bee / Banded Bee
White Spoted Fruit Chafer Michael Strydom 1 0 White Spoted Fruit Chafer
White-breasted Waterhen SukanyaDatta 5 3 White-breasted Waterhen
Comma; C-blanca arlanda 2 0 Comma; C-blanca
Geranium Bronze; Mariposa del Geranio arlanda 1 0 Geranium Bronze; Mariposa del Geranio
Common Baboon Spider Michael Strydom 1 0 Common Baboon Spider
Bumpy Satinash Neil Ross 3 4 Bumpy Satinash
Southern Double-Collard Sunbird Michael Strydom 2 0 Southern Double-Collard Sunbird
Blue Quandong (fruit) Neil Ross 2 3 Blue Quandong (fruit)
Syrphid fly Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 1 0 Syrphid fly
Carpet beetle larva Steven Sheppard 0 2 Carpet beetle larva
Northern Black Flycatcher Zlatan Celebic 5 1 Northern Black Flycatcher
Sacred Kingfisher (male) Neil Ross 3 2 Sacred Kingfisher (male)
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
Crown Wasp (female) SukanyaDatta 5 7 Crown Wasp (female)
Caper Jopy 2 0 Caper
Cattle Egret (with breeding plumage) Neil Ross 1 0 Cattle Egret (with breeding plumage)
Variable Sunbird Zlatan Celebic 8 4 Variable Sunbird
Northern Red Bishop Zlatan Celebic 11 9 Northern Red Bishop
Unknown spotting Jopy 4 0 Unknown spotting
Southern Darter, Südliche Heidelibelle Jopy 1 2 Southern Darter, Südliche Heidelibelle
White-faced Whistling Duck Zlatan Celebic 5 0 White-faced Whistling Duck
Rainbow Bee-eater triggsturner 17 15 Rainbow Bee-eater
Black-crowned night heron Zlatan Celebic 5 0 Black-crowned night heron
Western Reef Heron Zlatan Celebic 3 0 Western Reef Heron
West African Rainbow Lizard Zlatan Celebic 1 0 West African Rainbow Lizard
Little bittern Zlatan Celebic 3 2 Little bittern
Red-veined Dropwing Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Red-veined Dropwing
Little Commodore Zlatan Celebic 3 0 Little Commodore
Reed Cormorant Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Reed Cormorant
Tiger moth Zlatan Celebic 2 0 Tiger moth
Black-headed Weaver Zlatan Celebic 1 1 Black-headed Weaver
African Pygmy Kingfisher Zlatan Celebic 6 1 African Pygmy Kingfisher
Common house martins (Σπιτοχελίδονα) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Common house martins (Σπιτοχελίδονα)
Unknown spotting Zlatan Celebic 2 0 Unknown spotting
Pale-headed Rosella Neil Ross 1 0 Pale-headed Rosella
Assassin bug ? Zlatan Celebic 2 1 Assassin bug ?
Stalk-Eyed Fly Michael Strydom 8 0 Stalk-Eyed Fly

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