BioBlitzes – search for wildlife in a race against the clock

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is an event where scientists, naturalists and members of the public work together to find as many species as possible within a set location and over a defined time period, for example over 24 hours.

Exploring the seashore at an OPAL BioBlitz

Interested in running your own BioBlitz?

OPAL and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) produced a free BioBlitz guide packed full of useful tips and guidance:

Guide to running a BioBlitz (PDF, 3.32MB)

We've also compiled advice on recording, sharing data, and working with the media:

Top 10 tips for running a BioBlitz (PDF, 26KB)

Media toolkit (PDF, 400KB)

Sharing your BioBlitz data (Word, 1.16MB)

BioBlitz educational resources on the National Geographic website


Get involved!

Take part in organised bioblitzes around the UK and see how many species you can find in your local area.

National Garden Bioblitz – an annual event which takes place across the UK

Bristol Natural History Consortium's bioblitz directory – find events near you throughout the year