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Big Backyard BioBlitz

August 1 - 5, 2024

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Ready, set, snap! It’s the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s 4th annual Big Backyard BioBlitz.

This August long weekend, join thousands of newbies and seasoned BioBlitzers across the country in documenting the nature around them.

All you need is a smartphone, tablet or digital camera. Just snap photos or record audio of birds, insects, plants and other creatures wherever you happen to be. Then share your observations to help scientists and environmental organizations understand and protect nature.

Why Join?

Deepen your connection and knowledge

Learn more about the living things in your corner of the country. Whether you’re a first-timer or a bioblitz pro, you’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover.

Enjoy an activity that’s fun for everyone

Add a sense of exploration to your family outing, or challenge your friends to see how many cool species you can spot. Whether you take part for all five days or for just an hour, you’ll have a great time while making a difference.

Unlock the power of community science

Your observations can help scientists and conservation experts map species distribution across the country and monitor changes in ecosystems over time. To date, Big Backyard BioBlitz participants have recorded over 147,000 observations, documenting 7,600+ species!

Enter to WIN BioBlitz

Win great prizes

Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #NCCBioBlitz and you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of our $100 Visa gift cards**.

It's easy to participate



You'll receive easy-to-follow instructions on how to take part, and resources to help you along the way.


Participate anywhere

No backyard required! Photograph the beetles on your balcony. The buttercups in the park down the street. The beaver you encounter on your canoe trip. As long as it’s in Canada, every contribution counts. Audio recordings are also welcome.


Share your discoveries

Share your discoveries. From August 1 to 5, venture out into nature — with friends, family or by yourself — and record your observations.

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A big thank you to our Presenting Sponsor for making
NCC's 2024 Big Backyard BioBlitz possible.

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