If you enjoy participating in BioBlitz events here are some opportunities that are occurring throughout the year in Arizona.
You can also learn more about Arizona BioBlitz Events at the AZ BioBlitz Hub Website.
Using iNaturalist, a free app that can identify plants and animals, you can help document urban biodiversity. Join the Metro Phoenix EcoFlora project to study plants and wildlife in metro Phoenix. Plus, enjoy events, rewards, EcoQuest challenges and more.
In addition to the overall project, each month brings a new EcoQuest to participate in. EcoQuests are like hide-and-seek games for urban biodiversity, seeking certain plants or plant interactions. Each quest is like a mini project, filled with information and resources about the monthly subject. The results from the EcoQuests can provide information for research, such as pollinator counts, invasive species mapping or wildlife habitat.
Join us for the county's First ever ECO-BLITZ (January-December), Where you can contribute by participating in this easy and fun citizen science project. Collecting important species biodiversity data. Help create plant and animal inventories at any of our twelve Maricopa County Parks (Maricopa County, Arizona) . All you have to do is JOIN the project, locate a plant or animal, take a few pictures and upload to the I-Naturalist Project Maricopa County Parks Eco-BLITZ . Attempt to identify, so you are learning about species as you go. Its that easy! Join us and you will receive a link to the monthly challenges!
While visiting any of Maricopa County Parks you can help document species by taking a few good pictures of a plant or wildlife species, upload your pictures to the I-naturalist and attempt to identify your species. I-naturalist will provide some options of similar species, so you may want to research or you can just let the I-naturalist experts review your photos and provide the correct species on your picture.
In 2020 Nerdy For Birdies and Maricopa County Parks Master Naturalists ran the first CBC circle for the Phoenix Metro area. Believe it or not, Phoenix and the surrounding cities have not been counted since the early 1900's. After watching a documentary about the CBC Ninja Birder was inspired to get involved.
If you would like to help us in the future with the Christmas Bird Count please email firstname.lastname@example.org