The Long Island Coastal Bioblitz is hosted by Seatuck Environmental Association, Long Island Sound Study, Peconic Estuary Partnership, South Shore Estuary Reserve, New York Sea Grant and Long Island Invasive Species Management Area. One of the goals of the island-wide bioblitz is to better understand the ecological community and biodiversity around Long Island’s vitally important estuaries.

What is a “bioblitz”?

A bioblitz is a community science effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location and time period. Using the free iNaturalist app, you can record all of your observations from birds to plants!

Seatuck, LISS, PEP, SSER, and LIISMA have put together the Long Island Coastal Bioblitz to engage the community in exploring all of Long Island’s incredible habitats and the species that inhabit them.

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About the LI Coastal Bioblitz

The bioblitz will take place from June 26th to July 3rd. Anyone can participate! All you need is the free mobile iNaturalist app. Once you download iNaturalist, visit the LI Coastal Bioblitz project page and join the project. Be sure to hit the “Join Project” button to participate in the LI Coastal Bioblitz. Only participants who join the project will have their observations included, and top observers will have a chance to win great prizes!

On June 23rd, 2021 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Seatuck and our partners hosted a training webinar to introduce participants to the iNaturalist app and the bioblitz format. Viewing the training webinar is highly recommended and can be found below under “resources”.

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June 23rd 2021 Training Webinar