City Nature Challenge

Cleveland participated in the Nature City Challenge from April 29-May 2, 2022. Cities around the world competed to see which can document the most biodiversity in a single long weekend. We are proud to announce our 2022 Cleveland-Akron-Canton-Toledo team came in 6th place in the WORLD! We used a new data collection strategy this year that allowed us to include both iNaturalist & eBird observations. Our total observation stats were:

  • 37,368 observations (~30,000 observations were birds alone!)
  • 1,467 species
  • 1,088 observers

Check out the iNaturalist results for the 2022 City Nature Challenge.

This older video gives a good explanation on "how" the City Nature Challenge works: