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 2023
Nationwide BioBlitz 2023 will be held from 22 April to 14 May 2023, from 7am to 12pm in various parks and gardens across Singapore. Between 22 April and 14 May, 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.
Registration for Nationwide BioBlitz 2023 will open on 24 March. Click here to register.
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 22 April and 14 May, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions for Nationwide BioBlitz 2023
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 training recordings. 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 enthusiasts!
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