Cooloola BioBlitz

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A an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period.

Source: Wikipedia

Cooloola BioBlitz to be held in Rainbow Beach!

Friday 24th August (3.30 pm) to Sunday 26th August (3.30 pm)

You're invited!

Mark your calendars now for the weekend of 24, 25 and 26 August, 2018 for the Cooloola BioBlitz based in Rainbow Beach and the surrounding areas.

Registration from 3:30 pm on Friday 24 August.

Closing on Sunday 26 August at 3:30 pm.

48 hours to discover Cooloola’s nature.

An exciting BioBlitz aimed at tracking down and identifying as many critters, plants and other living natural resources is being planned for northern Cooloola this coming Spring.


It will be based in Rainbow Beach where there are many accommodation options to choose from including beach, bush and caravan park camping or caravan sites; cabins; AirBnBs; motel rooms; and apartments. Information sessions and evening meals will be at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall.

We need you!

This 48 hour BioBlitz is open for teenagers to retirees.

No natural history expertise is required because there will be very experienced mentors and leaders accompanying all the teams on their field excursions to help find, identify and document as many species as possible and provide information.

BioBlitz Sites

Organisers have identified specific habitats for close scrutiny by the various teams that range from the seashore to the high dunes, from the rainforest to the wallum heathlands and from the fens to the mangroves.

It is a wonderful time of the year to be out exploring nature so follow the Facebook websites that will provide progressive updates on this exciting event


John Sinclair, FIDO 0418 650 535

Lindy Orwin, Cooloola Coastcare 0478 039 322

Follow this event on FaceBook


Fraser Island defenders Organization
Cooloola Coastcare Association