BioBlitz is a free species-counting competition designed to showcase the environmental value of the natural habitats found on golf courses. Participants such as golfers and their families, youth groups, community members, and local environmental experts gather to enjoy nature while counting plant and animal species located on each property. The program is open to any golf course worldwide, including those unaffiliated with Audubon International.
Celebrate the nature of your course with a free program you can count on being fun for all ages!
Participants gather at your course to identify plant and animal species located on your property. Any golf course worldwide may participate in this species-counting competition which is designed to create awareness among your members and community of your course's environmental value.
After you register, you'll receive a toolkit with instructions and helpful information on planning a successful BioBlitz on your golf course!
2018 BioBlitz Summary
1st Place with 496 species: Naples Lakes Country Club, FL, USA
2nd Place with 449 species: Collier's Reserve Country Club, FL, USA
3rd Place with 405 species: Pine Valley Golf Club, NJ, USA
1st Place with 242 people: Southwinds Golf Course, FL, USA
2nd Place with 160 people: Glencoe Golf Club, IL, USA
3rd Place with 146 people: Collier's Reserve Country Club, FL, USA
Thank you to everyone who participated in Audubon International's BioBlitz 2018! More information about the results can be found on our blog post here, but in summary the BioBlitz 2018 event recorded over 2,000 unique species of animals, plants, fungi, and insects living on golf courses. Highlights from 2018 included:
- 100% increase in the average number of species counted since 2015
- 95% increase in total participants from 2017
- 85% increase in golf course participation from 2017
BioBlitz 2017 & 2018 Photo Contest Winners