Climate Watch

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove & Valley Forge Audubon Society is excited to partner with Elmwood Park Zoo on Audubon’s Climate Watch, a community science program that explores how North American birds are responding to climate change!

Come to a FREE training session to learn how to play a role in helping birds around the continent!

Join us to learn how to collect data that will validate the current projections of Audubon’s climate models. Once trained on how to use our bird watching protocols to count bluebirds and nuthatches, you can get started!

Training date:
Tuesday, May 7th : 6:00-7:00pm @ Elmwood Park Zoo

***Please email Erin Rackovan, our Climate Watch Coordinator, at for more information or to register.

Not a birder? Not a problem! ALL ARE WELCOME!



In 2014, Audubon released the Audubon Birds and Climate Change report highlighting the risks that climate change poses to birds across North America. In response, thousands of people asked how they could help make the world a better place for birds. Since the program’s launch in 2016, hundreds of dedicated Climate Watch volunteers have traversed habitats across the U.S. to look for bluebirds and nuthatches, our two target species.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Join our Education Department as we participate yet again in the 22nd annual Great Backyard Bird Count!

This interactive experience is perfect for bird lovers of all ages! Participants can visit the zoo to count birds in order to help create a real-time snapshot of where birds are! The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place across the country, and helps avian researchers gather information to better protect wild birds for the future!


EPZ will be participating by hosting FREE programs in the zoo’s Discovery Center (located adjacent to otter/porcupine exhibits) on the following days:

Friday, February 15th from 10:30am-12pm

Saturday, February 16th from 10:30am-12pm

Sunday, February 17th from 10:30am-12pm


To sign up for one of these free bird count sessions with our zoo educators, please CLICK HERE.