January 19, 2016 – June 18, 2016 all-day

B-OR Bioblitz


Despite a stormy, rainy January day in the Willamette Valley, Oregon State University GEO 300 students braved the weather to participate in a bio-blitz and invasive species pull.  The birds were hunkered down, but as we were wrapping up, the rain started to ease and the first Oregon juncos and black-capped chickadees ventured out and a red-shouldered hawk was heard flying overhead.  The team identified a Pacific tree frog and rough-skinned newt along with over a dozen different macro-invertebrates in leaf packs they gathered.

The bio-blitz will continue through Spring 2016 to record the arrival of migrating birds.

If interested in participating or for more information, email

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