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Data Dashboard

Welcome to our Data Dashboard page where you can find automated, up-to-the-minute summary metrics of the data found in our National Phenology Database for the current year and past time periods.

Roll your mouse over the highlighed link for an explanation of each metric.

Please note the following: (1) the "total" column currently represents values in different formats (counts, percentages, and averages), (2) an "observation" includes the entire suite of phenophase status records taken for an individual plant or animal species on a given date/time; a single observation may contain up to 12 phenophase status records depending on the species, and (3) the phenophase record tables are not yet automatically generated. This page will continue to be updated periodically. 

Data Dashboard

 

Metric 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Registered Observers 1,048 2,025 3,109 3,948 4,433 4,483 5,713 5,256 6,608 39,651
Active Observers 565 979 1505 1964 2752 3037 3645 3573 3446 17041
Days Observed/Observer 12.58 14.14 12.3 13.17 12.37 16.2 14.69 16.19 13.81 19.17
Registered Sites 1,140 1,531 3,262 2,807 2,631 2,619 3,412 3,733 3,378 29,648
Active Sites 887 1,445 1,627 1,889 1,924 1,878 2,344 2,854 2,360 13,224
Observations 63691 124521 157825 223738 265554 376282 449812 467245 403164 2714832
Status Records 468588 969988 1261518 1748106 2095979 2906780 3605124 3603095 3286815 20450131
Observed Organisms 4664 8879 9476 12006 12519 14937 18467 21213 19116 67069
Observed Plants 3509 6843 6949 9269 9767 12097 14781 17379 15067 50734
Observed Animals 1155 2036 2527 2737 2752 2840 3686 3834 4049 16335
Species Observed/Observer 4.74 5.39 4.59 4.91 4.2 4.52 4.61 4.99 5.01 4.24
Plants Species Observed/Observer 3.68 3.86 3.26 3.56 3.22 3.6 3.64 4.05 3.82 3.3
Animals Species Observed/Observer 3.88 5.01 4.94 4.18 4.18 3.97 4.63 4.51 4.75 3.97
Mobile App Records 0.00 0.87 5.97 11.87 12.36 18.79 23.20 25.69 30.68 18.91

 


Species Available

Taxa  Pre-2010 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Plants  213  257  309  633  654  673 732 815 878 908 975
Insects  0  10  29  44  44  52 60 67 68 72 81
Fish  0  10  22  22  22  22 22 22 22 22 22
Amphibians  0  11  32  38  38  38 38 40 40 40 40
Reptiles  0  10  22  22  22  25 22 25 26 26 26
Birds 0 10 43 91 96 108 116 133 145 155 161
Mammals 0 10 22 25 25 27 26 35 37 39 39
Total 213 318 479 875 901 945 1016 1137 1216 1262 1344

 


Plant Phenophase Records Collected

Phenophase Category Pre-2010 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Initial vegetation growth  36,901  24,963  40,489  66,416  70,725 109,467 115,080 168,143 187,800 180,676
Young leaves or needles  27,960  19,174  29,665  62,630  71,195 111,956 115,692 162,566 181,691 172,611
Leaves or needles  12,860  19,509  27,251  56,887  65,227 102,231 110,298 158,177 178,788 173,014
Colored leaves or needles  17,898  27,283  17,409  32,979  44,613 76,653 79,773 126,889 143,506 140,242
Falling leaves or needles  21,203  31,654  17,796  32,429  43,692 74,759 78,618 124,716 141,189 138,310
Flowers or pollen cones 30 202 38,010 81,534 84,186 130,204 137,764 187,901 216,033 207,816
Open flowers or pollen cones 78,765 44,455 62,808 121,297 130,206 197,229 205,199 178,176 313,318 296,367
Fruits or seed cones 12 105 37,749 80,949 84,921 131,602 138,432 188,143 215,340 207,008
Ripe fruits or seed cones 24,983 21,369 40,344 80,559 84,416 131,150 137,908 187,051 212,945 205,105
Recent fruit or seed drop 8 68 36,375 75,895 81,148 124,210 130,474 178,069 205,381 199,692

Animal Phenophase Records Collected

Phenophase Category Pre-2010 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Activity and feeding 90 7,311 30,825 94,061 142,727 117,848 227,382 362,940 354,419 381,600
Migrating behavior 2 267 754 1,407 1,881 4,480 2,567 2,734 2,969 3,672
Breeding behavior 15 1,481 4,849 16,719 24,383 53,488 68,484 91,352 105,368 110,105
Mating behavior 46 3,394 12,452 36,320 51,330 72,221 55,065 71,092 147,648 153,875
Development stages 9 1,166 3,628 9,655 15,807 21,401 22,410 25,443 122,175 133,583
Dead animals 40 3,441 9,853 28,392 42,535 40,885 64,874 83,213 127,127 133,908
Bait or capture method 27 1,559 7,037 21,942 32,755 41,230 55,598 11,830 69,461 71,214

 


To see the observers who have submitted the most phenophase records, view the All Time Top Observers list. To view the species for which there is the most data submitted, view the All Time Top Animal Species or Plant Species Observation lists.

If you are looking to download data contributed to our database, please visit our Data Download Tool.