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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 Pre-2010 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Registered Observers 2,240 788 1,048 2,025 3,149 3,950 4,787 4,488 3,569 26,044
Active Observers 573 443 562 977 1,490 1,870 2,561 2,788 2,132 10,037
Days Observed/Observer 25.35 10.27 12.62 14.12 12.35 13.55 12.9 17.05 12.53 19.03
Registered Sites 0 73 1,140 1,531 3,262 2,811 2,633 2,633 2,228 21,373
Active Sites 2,622 614 885 1,440 1,609 1,872 1,886 1,839 1,712 9,678
Observations 149,771 33,317 63,698 124,547 155,961 193,118 220,203 282,787 156,032 1,379,434
Status Records 278,844 225,845 468,810 966,734 1,248,703 1,612,205 1,883,446 2,452,056 1,462,559 10,599,202
Observed Organisms 5,511 2,817 4,665 8,810 9,169 10,825 11,130 11,855 11,550 43,871
Observed Plants 5,437 2,298 3,517 6,791 6,650 8,105 8,386 9,006 8,510 32,281
Observed Animals 74 519 1,148 2,019 2,519 2,720 2,744 2,849 3,040 11,590
Species Observed/Observer 2.91 3.73 4.76 5.35 4.59 4.97 4.25 4.54 5.11 4.23
Plants Species Observed/Observer 2.79 2.96 3.7 3.83 3.25 3.56 3.19 3.53 3.83 3.15
Animals Species Observed/Observer 4.1 4.21 3.87 5 4.94 4.18 4.18 3.96 5.1 4.09
Mobile App Records 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.88 6.02 12.89 13.76 22.22 30.21 14.51

 


Species Available

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

 


Plant Phenophase Records Collected

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

Animal Phenophase Records Collected

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

 


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.