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2024 Beachy Keen BioBlitz!

North Coast Land Conservancy’s Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Program is hosting a monthlong BioBlitz during August. The BioBlitz will take place in and around Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, located on the Oregon North Coast, and the adjacent Oswald West State Park.

A bioblitz is a communal effort to identify and record as many distinct species in a designated area and timeframe in order to collect long-term datasets.

Want to participate? The first step is to download the iNaturalist app onto your mobile device and join our project in iNaturalist. Then, any time during the bioblitz, head down to Short Sand Beach, Falcon Cove Beach and Neahkahnie Beach to look for various species and document your observations in the app. Even if you don’t know exactly what something is, don’t worry. Researchers and other users from around the world work to identify all species recorded.

The participant who records the most species during the monthlong project will win a special prize. To learn more about the value of community science and how to use iNaturalist, watch a recording of our 2022 virtual training session. Although we hosted this training in 2022, the instructions and insights are still relevant for 2024!

Don’t forget to also share your observations on social media, tagging North Coast Land Conservancy (@nclctrust) and including #CFMRBioBlitz2024.

We’re also hosting an outing to Cape Falcon Marine Reserve on Thursday, Aug. 22, in conjunction with the 2024 bioblitz. Check it out!


August 1 @ 12:30 am
August 31 @ 11:30 pm
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