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BioBlitz

Unleash your inner scientist and join us in a race organised as part of the NParks Community in Nature (CIN) initiative, to identify and count as many plants and animals that you can find in a park or nature reserve.

The intensive biodiversity activity, BioBlitz, also provides the opportunity for members of the public to work alongside volunteer scientists.

What you discover will help us understand our local biodiversity better. Who knows, you may even spot a previously undocumented plant or animal species living right in your backyard!

 

Nationwide BioBlitz cum Habitat Enhancement 2020

Nationwide BioBlitz cum Habitat Enhancement 2020 will be held from 7 to 26 September 2020, from 8am to 12pm in various parks and gardens across Singapore. Between 7 and 26 September, participants may visit parks of their choice on any day to identify and count as many animals as they can find. You may also join a Habitat Enhancement event to plant trees and contribute to enhancing an area in the park for our wildlife. The results of the Nationwide BioBlitz will be crucial in facilitating habitat enhancement works and conservation efforts for Singapore's biodiversity.

 

 

Nationwide BioBlitz

Click here to register for Nationwide BioBlitz by 18 September 2020!

This year, BioBlitz will focus on 4 taxa: birds, butterflies, bees and dragonflies. Participants may choose from a list of parks to survey an animal group of their choice. On a day between 7 and 26 September, head down to the chosen park to conduct the survey and submit your results in an online form.

Participants are advised to take necessary precautions and conduct the surveys in small groups, in accordance with the latest safe distancing measures.

 

Online Training for Taxa Identification

Participants may sign up for an online training to be equipped with basic identification techniques of each taxa. Sign up through the BioBlitz sign up form!

Taxa Date
Birds 

30 August 2020

3.30 PM - 4.30 PM

Dragonflies

30 August 2020

5.00PM - 6.00PM

Butterflies

6 September 2020

2.00PM - 3.00PM

Bees

6 September 2020

3.30PM - 4.30PM


Habitat Enhancement Sites

S/N

Venue

Date

Registration Status

1

Pelton Canal
Habitat Enhancement (9.00AM - 10.00AM) [FULL]
Habitat Enhancement (11.00AM - 12.00PM) [FULL]

9 Sep 2020

Wednesday

Registration closed

2

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Habitat Enhancement (9.00AM - 10.00AM) [FULL]
Habitat Enhancement (11.00AM - 12.00PM) [FULL]

12 Sep 2020

Saturday

Registration closed
3

Singapore Botanic Gardens
Habitat Enhancement (9.00AM - 10.00AM) [FULL]

13 Sep 2020

Sunday

Registration closed

4

Sengkang Riverside Park

Habitat Enhancement (9.00AM - 10.00AM) [FULL]

Habitat Enhancement (11.00AM - 12.00PM) [FULL]

13 Sep 2020

Sunday

Registration closed
5

Jurong Lake Gardens

Habitat Enhancement (9.00AM - 10.00AM) [FULL]

Habitat Enhancement (10.30AM - 11.30PM) [FULL]

15 Sep 2020

Tuesday

Registration closed
6

Marsiling Park

Habitat Enhancement (9.00AM - 10.00AM) [FULL]

19 Sep 2020

 

Registration closed
7

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Habitat Enhancement (9.00AM - 10.00AM) [FULL] 

25 Sep 2020

Friday

Registration closed
8

Pasir Ris Park

Habitat Enhancement (9.00AM - 10.00AM) [FULL]

Habitat Enhancement (11.00AM - 12.00PM) [FULL]

26 Sep 2020

Saturday

Registration closed

 

Frequently Asked Questions for Nationwide BioBlitz 2020

1. I don’t have any experience with watching and identifying these animals. Can I still participate?

Yes! We will provide training via our online sessions conducted via Zoom. The sessions will cover basic identification of the animals in the taxa. On the survey day itself, record all the species you observed of the particular animal group. Photos taken of the unidentified animals may also be submitted to us for identification help.

2. I am an experienced nature love and am comfortable identifying the animals I have chosen to survey. Do I need to attend the online training?

No. The training is non-compulsory, especially for participants who are experienced birdwatchers and budding entomology enthuasiasts!

3. Do I need any special equipment?

The survey was designed to accommodate surveyors without any binoculars or cameras, although you are encouraged to bring one along for ease of identification if you have one. All you need is a datasheet and a pen, or a smart-phone with the SGBioAtlas app.

 

 

Past Nationwide BioBlitz Results

BioBlitz 2018 Results

 

First BioBlitz in Singapore

Did you know that a total of 265 species of flora and fauna were documented at the first BioBiltz event in Singapore? It was held on 25 March 2016 at Pasir Ris Park, where members of the public were involved in various surveys to document nocturnal and diurnal species within the park over a 12-hour period (12.00am - 12.00pm).

 

 

      Observing spider specimens at the BioBlitz

 

Butterfly surveys at the BioBlitz 

Last updated on 14 September 2020

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