Great Southern Bioblitz 2023 Umbrella's Journal

January 07, 2024

GBS 2023 was another great success

GBS 2023 was another great success for #citizenscience.
New participants, observations and recorded species, including rare and endangered species.
At least 160 species were recorded for the first time on iNaturalist (at a global or local level). The countries of South America have recorded the highest amphibian biodiversity recorded in the world! Live our species!
The general report on observations from each country will be published soon. The big bioblitz is the biggest biodiversity event during spring in our hemisphere. It is a collaboration between scientists and nature lovers united for dissemination and environmental preservation. If you love biodiversity or photography, join us in the next event in 2024.

Posted on January 07, 2024 05:53 AM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve | 2 comments | Leave a comment

December 20, 2023

What Level Bioblitzer are you?

This is a quick blog to try and rate the different levels of bioblitz enthusiasm we see from users during the GSB.

Of course, there are many reasons people participate and not everyone is chasing the leaderboards! This is hopefully a funny way to look at the different approaches, giving our respects to people who do give it their all for 4 days straight, and encouraging those who are new to the bioblitzin'.

https://www.greatsouthernbioblitz.org/post/bioblitzin-what-level-are-you

Cheers all and have a great holiday season!

Posted on December 20, 2023 10:17 PM by possumpete possumpete | 6 comments | Leave a comment

December 05, 2023

Calling for help to ID observations!

Hello everyone, how are your uploads going?

We are still looking for support with identifications, every contribution helps, while acknowledging that some observations can't be further identified across the southern hemisphere, would you like to help identify the records we've all made?
first the most basic help to move observations from unknown to the most basic category is those that are not identified
Unknown

Did you know you can change the filter to narrow in on your country or local area?

To help observations reach research grade:

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All the project


Vertebrados: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones
** Pescado: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones
** Mamíferos: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones
** Herps: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones
** Aves: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones

Posted on December 05, 2023 08:54 AM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve | 1 comment | Leave a comment

November 30, 2023

Ayuda con la identificación de Ecuador para el GSB 2023

Progreso del grupo:

Hola a todos, ¿cómo les va con las cargas?
En toda Ecuador, ¿le gustaría ayudar a identificar los récords que todos hemos hecho?
primero la ayuda más básica para mover las observaciones de desconocido a la categoría más básica
Desconocido

para ayudar a que las observaciones alcancen el grado de investigación:

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Todo el proyecto


Vertebrados: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones
** Pescado: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones
** Mamíferos: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones
** Herps: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones
** Aves: Haga clic para ayudar con las identificaciones

Posted on November 30, 2023 08:36 AM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 15, 2023

Hi all I have the latest from the GSB Spreadsheet

Hi all I have the latest from the GSB Spreadsheet

Continent Country
Africa Botswana 4
Eswatini 1
Kenya 2
Malawi 1
Mozambique 2
Namibia 2
Republic of the Congo 1
Rwanda 1
South Africa 21
Zambia 1
Zimbabwe 1
Africa Total 37
Oceania Australia 61
Fiji 1
New Caledonia 1
New Zealand 15
Vanuatu 1
Oceania Total 79
South America Argentina 3
Bolivia 5
Brazil 6
Chile 7
Colombia 5
Ecuador 8
Paraguay 1
Peru 14
Uruguay 18
South America Total 67
Grand Total 183

Continent Countries
Africa 12
Oceania 5
South America 9
Grand Total 26

Posted on November 15, 2023 11:15 AM by gsbadmin gsbadmin | 2 comments | Leave a comment

August 27, 2023

Great Southern Bioblitz 2023 English meeting

Hi GSB Organisers,
Hope you all are enjoying the end of your winter and are looking forward to the change of seasons. This is just a quick reminder that we'd love to hear your thoughts about preparing for this years Great Southern Bioblitz. If you're able to attend one of our English meetings this week, that would be great! This is one of several calendar invites sent out calendar which you can accept or decline, or if you'd just like to reply to this email and let us know if you're planning to attend, that's fine too!, so if you're able, just come to the one that's most convenient for you:
Fri 1/09/2023 12:30 PM Brisbane time
Fri 1/09/2023 8:30 CST Australia
I have sent a email so check you spam/junk mail.
if you have registered but no email please use
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeftQPte6qKldHp-bqpOfGtsvfAvS1oOLrc-G0_o7OgpreW_Q/viewform?usp=pp_urlhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeftQPte6qKldHp-bqpOfGtsvfAvS1oOLrc-G0_o7OgpreW_Q/viewform?usp=pp_url
I will coordinate with Antonio for a Spanish meeting
If you wish to join please complete the form bit.ly/New_GSB_Organisers

@grant_reed_botswana @rianafourie @robert_taylor @katebraunsd @arnold42 @Paula Kahumbu
@tobiasodhacha @Wambie @waswala @maganizo @issufosumbane @dune_ninja @julian_menge @RYBN @sibahleg @nsibande @vats @Nodoli @Athie @Bahle2 @lindelani_gama @mxolisi_n @katie_in_karoo @adriaan_grobler @nicky001 @Suhlebruce529 @Khanyo12 @Mondempinge @emma_ferreira @ndumimagija @nam_mbona @lizekagqumani @brendancsmith3 @Heavenlydesire @dlomo @suvarna @kav_ee_sha @stevewoodhall @suncana @graham_g @NoziphoM @magdastlucia
@kevinjolliffe @kdj_rhodes @mabada @Khabanelufuno @stephen608 @Birdingislife @Kamohelo @M.Lungelo @vanbelle @rkct @tonyrebelo @simontamblyn @sandraf @shauns @curiousvagabond @c_brunke @ian_fortuin @sandyi @diannemarais @jennyparsons_201pringle @magrietb @tristankruger @amywilliams14 @willeminalunae @sunseed @eugenemarinus @Nina629 @isolly @nyiko_gift @Sinegugu1 @claremateke @jonathan471 @moira_fitzpatrick @claudiarose @cvaaustralia @coreytatz @raymonddaly @libbyhepburn @xanthosia @karne @Cesdamess @twan3253 @tash_pace @jamesbevan @margo_s @ablackwood @muswellbrookcouncil @TheHillsShire @hanfarjay @tim1507 @iMeridith @sustainable_shellharbour @barv @allie_ventura @ecomerc @WOWwarren @wlnswbourke @triciaeco @plantbotherer @CBCity @nicklambert @corowalandcare @kellysbirdingbonanza @rowenachong828 @brokebulgalandcare @susanprior @mroseup @Morgan-Rae @boyd10 @rachelle_brown @mervyn_mason @shania98 @environment_logancc @mbrcenvironmentcentres @rccboyd @dragonette @lpeach @grahamarmstrong sswyman@gmail.com @victorli @naturallygoldcoast @Elle63 @MooloolahRiverLandcare @LibbyM58 @sambs @cityofmarion @seamus-doherty @tamar-22 @phildevoid @angelamaher @jstarspots @mj_taylor @vireyajacquard @natalie395 @nccma_citizenscience @aldopenbrook @Benlochemma @penny_coulson @andrewborg @emma_solomano @bundy26 @douge3775 @stonnington_environment @narellecmt @leehannah @andygray01 @michaelcincotta @kerichater @Binned @anniehobby_lcf_horsham @mattcampbellaus @manninghamenvironment @Megsamix @charlotte791 @meg_c @a_kurek @ben_travaglini @calamanthus @plantsncrags @DebSV @possumpete @lassiecookies @suz1966 @sib3rg @astell @skruss @rover-rod @geelong-nature-nerd @Missmadly @Kymelen @nillumbikshireenvironment @karenretra @alburyw @daniel_heald @socksandthongs @oysterharbourcatchment @wcclarke@westnet.com.au @Jack_buckley @kapelielu @nunia @birdexplorers @damienbr @clairegoiran @jon_sullivan @conservesamoa @carancho @Shelomi

Posted on August 27, 2023 12:44 PM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve | 1 comment | Leave a comment

July 29, 2023

Gran biobusqueda del sur 2023

Esperamos con ansias la Gran biobusqueda del sur en 2023. Este año será un poco más tarde ya que rotaremos el evento en torno a la primavera austral. Hasta el momento tenemos varios proyectos en Sudamérica
Ecuador
Cotopaxi, gracias @marceloamores

Leptotes andicola Tanicuchi, Ecuador
@gamboapriscila @mj112
Loja, gracias @sfhualpa, @daniel_hualpa, @maria_cd, @angelmario, @green5
Tena, gracias @renata_rodriguez, @andresurvina
Argentina
los proyectos se basarán en estados este año, y las primeras áreas son
Mendoza, gracias @jbb-bender

brasil
São Paulo gracias @josev_ge, @caja-manga, @bianca_darski

Perú
gracias @awsalas
Callahuanca gracias @cesar67
Lima gracias @citfev-unalm

Colombia
Sabana Bogotá gracias@johanmoreno, @daniela_bernal_diaz, @juanrodriguezlinares @secretariadistritaldeambiente, @germansarmientocruz, @johanmoreno @idpybabogota @guardianidpyba
Huila gracias @jeison2, @edwin_arrigui-torres
Bucaramanga gracias @bettymojica @danielbadillom

Band-tailed Guan Penelope argyrotis Carrera 47, Bucaramanga, Santander

Posted on July 29, 2023 12:30 PM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve | 4 comments | Leave a comment

July 18, 2023

Banner

Hi everyone! Still a little way off before the GSB this year. It is certainly feeling like winter here at the moment and I will be excited when the weather starts to warm up, the flowers come out and the insects are everywhere again!

I hope you like this year's banner, featuring a collage of the favourite observations taken during the 2022 GSB, representing each of the southern hemisphere continents.

The observations are:

@carinalochner Common Boomslang: https://inaturalist.org/observations/140556478
@vanbelle Sea Swallow: https://inaturalist.org/observations/140400993
@donnahall Tasmanian Peacock Spider: https://inaturalist.org/observations/140482775
@ozbeachandy New Holland Honeyeater: https://inaturalist.org/observations/140625161
@paulomoura Cicada(Carineta diardi): https://inaturalist.org/observations/140410046
@thenickdude Four-spined Weevil: https://inaturalist.org/observations/140353661
@danieloscarmolina Southern Lapwing: https://inaturalist.org/observations/140353661
@grubbytoes Tortoise-shelled Ladybird: https://inaturalist.org/observations/140632871
@angelmario Meriana radula: https://inaturalist.org/observations/140522211

Thanks so much and hope you're still getting out there and finding the amazing things we share this planet with.
-possumpete

Posted on July 18, 2023 03:10 AM by possumpete possumpete | 2 comments | Leave a comment

April 05, 2023

GSB & @inat Oceania

For those not so keen on facebook we have made a WhatsApp news group for the GSB and iNaturalist type things in Oceania
Please join via the link
https://chat.whatsapp.com/F9JDiTVGgR7LZJNkQUnbb8

Posted on April 05, 2023 08:04 AM by saltmarshsteve saltmarshsteve | 0 comments | Leave a comment