Biodiversity at Occidental College

Occidental College BioBlitz 

Learn about the amazing biodiversity 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.

BioBlitz Goals
    • Perform a rapid inventory of the species that are currently found on campus.

    • Contribute to the campus biodiversity database.

    • Involve the entire campus and surrounding community in citizen science observations of local biodiversity.

Fiji Restoration with FEAST

This year, we will be partnering with FEAST (Food, Energy and Sustainability Team) to start their project to restore the habitat on Fiji Hill.




    • During the surveys, we will collect data on the species currently found in areas that will undergo restoration.

    • You can help restore this beautiful open space and learn about California native plants during the restoration event from 11 am – 1 pm.

Event Schedule:

  • Bird walks: 7 am – 8:30 am, 9:30 am – 11 am

  • Biodiversity surveys: 9 am – 11 am

  • Habitat restoration with FEAST: 11 am – 1 pm


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 the restoration event at the BioBlitz table in Sycamore Glen.

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: