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Please note: On Wednesday April 24 at Franklin Park Zoo and Thursday, April 25 at Stone Zoo, volunteers, zoo employees and local emergency responders will take part in routine animal escape exercises. While the exercise is occurring, guests have the opportunity to participate in the evacuation portion, and may be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). These exercises are an important part of our preparedness training, and we appreciate your participation and understanding. If you have any questions about what to expect, please don't hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or

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Conservation & You

Become a NestWatcher

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Ornithologists (bird scientists) need you! As a NestWatcher, your observations will be added to those of thousands of other NestWatchers in a growing database used by researchers to understand and study birds.

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Birding Basics: 

  • Get certified.
  • Find nests to watch (binoculars are helpful).
  • Visit your nests every 3 or 4 days and record what you see.
  • Report your data using online data entry tools.
  • Share your pictures with other NestWatchers.
Become a NestWatcher

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