May 1, Starting at 8am- Free for all ages!
Participate remotely, OR with Coast Fork Birders.
Join your friends and neighbors in documenting local plants and animals during the 2022 City Nature Challenge!
This year, organizations across the region invite you to get outdoors and explore the world just outside of your backyard. Through an easy, online/phone application, you’ll learn about the plants and animals around you, all while contributing to a growing body of urban habitat science.
The City Nature Challenge is a community science bioblitz with the goal of observing and identifying as many species as possible in urban communities. Participants from more than 450 cities worldwide will contribute and so can you!
Started in 2016 as a competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document wildlife in their cities. Run by the Community Science teams at the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the CNC is an annual four-day global bioblitz at the end of April, where cities are in a collaboration-meets-friendly-competition to see not only what can be accomplished when we all work toward a common goal, but also which city can gather the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the event.
Visit here to learn more about the City Nature Challenge.
Join the Coast Fork Birders on Saturday, May 1st at 8am for the City Nature Challenge Bird Walk! Led by Grace Fowler-Gore, participants will search for a variety of species, count numbers of individuals, identify gender and breeding status in a nation-wide effort to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. This bird walk is open to participants of all birding levels.
For more information about the bird walk please email Grace Fowler-Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org.