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.
Announcement Regarding 2022 BioBlitz
Audubon International was hoping to hold BioBlitz this year from September 17th to the 24th. We were excited to be able to present it after missing the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it appears we have seen the worst of the pandemic, COVID variants are still making people sick and resulting in lost time at both school and work making event planning a challenge. As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, Audubon International has elected to not hold a formal BioBlitz in 2022.
If your course or club feels it can hold a BioBlitz in a safe and appropriate manner, we encourage you to do so. As you know, the purpose of this event is to bring participants such as golfers and their families, youth groups, community members, and local environmental experts together to enjoy nature while counting plant and animal species located on the golf course.
If you do hold a BioBlitz, please send us results of the event along with any pictures you may have. Remember, BioBlitz is a great way for Outreach & Education to take place and can be used as part of certification or Backup Documentation/Case Study recertifications.
We look forward to holding a formal BioBlitz in 2023 with all our members. Should you have any questions or need any further information, please contact our office.
2019 BioBlitz Summary
1st Place with 576 species: Bay Oaks Country Club, TX, USA
2nd Place with 508 species: Naples Lakes Country Club, FL, USA
3rd Place with 456 species: Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, FL, USA
1st Place with 271 people: Southwinds Golf Course, FL, USA
2nd Place with 71 people: Park Ridge Golf Course, FL, USA
3rd Place with 52 people: Arrowhead Country Club, IL, USA
1st Place: Southwinds Golf Course, FL, USA
2nd Place: Bay Oaks, TX, USA
3rd Place: Osprey Point, FL, USA
Thank you to everyone who participated in Audubon International's BioBlitz 2019! The event recorded over 5,400 unique species of mammals, plants, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects and fungi living on golf courses.
BioBlitz 2017 & 2018 Photo Contest Winners