Know Before You Go:
• In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for FPZ and SZ before your visit.
• Members:​ Online reservations and scannable timed tickets are now required for your visit. More

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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.

nestwatcher graphicCornell University is looking for NestWatchers to help collect data about nesting birds. Here's what you'll need to become a citizen scientist!

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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