Your sightings are immediately visible on the My Sightings page but there is a delay for records to flow through to the main ALA record database (occurrence explorer, which the Explore your area page uses). We run the export over the weekend, so you usually have to wait for the following Monday to see your sightings in the rest of the ALA. On the My sightings page there is a blue box that explains this delay.


To see all your sightings, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Atlas of Living Australia homepage, and Log in to the ALA, using the orange tab in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Select the Contribute to the ALA tile, then select Record a sighting in the ALA

  3. This will take you to the Record a sighting page. 

  4. You can also navigate to the Record a Sighting page from an individual species page (e.g. Eastern rosella), the link is below the map.

  5. To view all your sightings, click on the My sightings tab


Alternatively, you can also view your sightings using these steps:

  1. Go to the Atlas of Living Australia homepage, and Log in to the ALA, using the orange tab in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Click on the My profile tab in the top right corner
  3. Click View profile 
  4. Select View your timeline of sightings recorded through the Atlas.


If you're already logged in to the ALA, view your list of sightings by following this link: My Sightings.