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Participate in the Edmonton region’s annual photo BioBlitz*

June 09–12th, 2022

Inspired by the City Nature Challenge—a global urban biodiversity “contest”, where cities compete against one another to monitor biodiversity within their cities—the Alberta BiodiverCity Challenge invites residents from Leduc to St. Albert (and everywhere in-between) to take part in a photo BioBlitz using citizen science apps like iNaturalist or eBird.

Between June 09-12th, join the region’s naturalists, species experts, and environmental groups in documenting as many species as you can! Simply upload your photos of birds, plants, mammals, moss, lichen, mushrooms and insects to iNaturalist. Your contributions will be used to help understand more about the species that call our region home. 

*A bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible.

*Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, activities will be  adjusted to accommodate recommended social distancing measures. 

Project boundaries for the 2022 BiodiverCity Challenge are outlined on the map below.

As of 2021 the Calgary region is part of the BiodiverCity Challenge!

Participating is easy!


Search for and join the BiodiverCity Challenge project for your region


Take photos of biodiversity between June 09-12th


Upload your sightings by June 19th

Featured Sightings

Check out a few of the sightings participants have shared from past Challenges!

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Orange-legged Fly by user TLDDesign
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Barred Owl by user Ekvivek
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Columbia-Spotted Frog by user ScienceMarie
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Spotted Coralroot by user sandycmcg

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Steph Weizenbach
Program Director
Nature Alberta

P: (780) 427-8124