When you visit the NANPA Umbrella collection project, you’ll see observations from all of the regional collection projects.
Each project contains observations from NANPA members that have joined the project and have submitted observations in that region. For example, I live in Texas but have some nice shots of sandhill cranes taken in Colorado. If I join the NANPA-Regional-Mountain-West project in iNaturalist, observations that I made in Colorado would automatically be included in that project. So we encourage you to join every regional project where you have taken—or will take—photographs.
“Joining” may sound onerous, but it’s easy.
- From your iNaturalist dashboard (once you are logged in), click on Projects.
- Search for “NANPA.”
- Click on a project name to open it, then click the “Join” link in the upper right corner.
- Repeat step 3 for each NANPA region where you take photos.
You will become a member of each project that you request to join, and all of your iNaturalist observations from that region will be automatically added to the project. There’s nothing else you need to do.