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Occidental College BioBlitz

March 30, 2019

Learn about the amazing biodiversity found in your own backyard!

What is the BioBlitz?

The BioBlitz is a citizen science event to document the biodiversity of Occidental College. During this one day event, we will identify as many species as possible on the Occidental College campus. These data will provide baseline knowledge about local biodiversity so we can measure how these species respond to future environmental changes.

History of BioBlitz @ Occidental College

The first BioBlitz at Oxy was in 2016 and the Oxy community has participated actively in making this an annual event. The history of each year’s count can be followed at Inaturalist.

Event Schedule: 

 Tables set up at FEAST by 10:00 am

8:00 am to 10:00 am: Bird Walk 1 (Moore lab)

9:00 am to 10:00 am: Bug walk 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Bird Seed Pile Observation (Moore Lab)

10:00 am to 10:30 am: Plant walk 1

11:30 am to 12:00 am: Plant walk 2

11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Fuji restoration with FEAST


Email organizers here.


Sign up here to participate and get on the event email list.


Contribute to the BioBlitz@Oxy project on iNaturalist.

Check in for bird walks, biodiversity surveys and other fun activities at the BioBlitz table in the FEAST Garden.

Check out this short video from the BioBlitz in 2016

To identify and document species presence, we will use iNaturalist, a web platform that allows anyone to make observations of the natural world. Here are the latest iNaturalist observations from Occidental College.