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Beachy Keen BioBlitz at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve


Join Our Group BioBlitz Excursion

In conjunction with our Beachy Keen BioBlitz at the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, we are hosting an in-person outing:

  • 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Short Sand Beach, adjacent to Cape Falcon Marine Reserve in Oswald West State Park. Led by NCLC Marine Program Coordinator Angela Whitlock. Gather with fellow community scientists by the sea to get to know this beautiful ecosystem in a new way while contributing to the collection of valuable data.

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About the BioBlitz

North Coast Land Conservancy’s Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Program is hosting a monthlong BioBlitz from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15, 2023. The BioBlitz will take place in and around Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, located on the Oregon North Coast, just off of Oswald West State Park, near the town of Manzanita.

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 marine reserve gift basket. 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 before last year’s event, the instructions and insights are still relevant for 2023!

Don’t forget to also share your observations on social media, tagging North Coast Land Conservancy (@nclctrust) and including #CFMRBioBlitz2023.


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