Alberta Biodiversity Challenge

Biodiversity challenge

We're Calling You Outdoors!

Participate in Alberta's annual biodiversity photo BioBlitz.

The Biodiversity Challenge invites Albertans to take part in a photo BioBlitz using the iNaturalist citizen science app. Between June 13-16th, 2024, join Alberta'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 Alberta home.

If you are new to iNaturalist, please see our Getting Started Guide.

Participating is easy!

  1. Download iNaturalist by visiting Google Play or the App Store (or visit inaturalist.ca)
  2. Optional: Search for and join the Alberta Biodiversity Challenge project and region you want to participate in.
  3. Take photos of biodiversity between June 13-16th, 2024
  4. Upload your sightings to iNaturalist by June 30th - your sightings will automatically be filtered into the Alberta Biodiversity Challenge results!

Survey Regions

Cities

  • Fort McMurray
  • Grande Prairie
  • Metro Edmonton
  • Red Deer
  • Metro Calgary
  • Medicine Hat
  • Lethbridge

Parks

  • In 2023, the Biodiversity Challenge was extended to Alberta's national and provincial parks. Visit any of our parks and natural areas during the challenge and record what you see!

Featured Sightings