Coordinator Resources for Climate Watch

Here are all the webinars, documents, maps, and other tools you need to coordinate Climate Watch in your area.

Much like with Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count, there are two potential roles for people interested in volunteering with the Climate Watch project: participant and coordinator. This page provides information for coordinators.

Climate Watch Local Coordinators are volunteers who manage their group or area’s participation in Climate Watch by recruiting participants, training them to plan and conduct Climate Watch surveys, and ensuring that the data they collect are submitted to the national Climate Watch team. The coordinator also communicates the science and rationale behind the program, including providing information on the predicted future range changes of the target species. Without a regional coordinator, coordinators will also serve as the main point of contact with the national Climate Watch team and help to improve the program by providing feedback based on their group’s experiences.

Climate Watch Regional Coordinators are volunteers who facilitate the Climate Watch program at a state or regional level by identifying, recruiting, and training local coordinators and connecting individual volunteers with coordinated efforts in their state. Regional coordinators are critical for volunteers to participate in this program across the state; they will gain valuable experience facilitating this community science effort across a large landscape and serving as the primary point of contact.


Interested in being a Climate Watch Coordinator? Sign up here.

If you are interested in serving as a Climate Watch Coordinator for the first time we encourage you to watch the Climate Watch Coordinator Training. This training covers everything that you need to know to coordinate the program locally, including information on survey planning, volunteer recruitment, and data entry:

Climate Watch Coordinator Training (Summer 2019)

Climate Watch Returning Coordinator Update Recording (Winter 2019)

Climate Watch Mapping Tools Recording (Winter 2019)

General Resources


Resources for Coordinators

Climate Watch Survey Manual explains the scientific protocol in detail, and includes many tips for coordinators on everything from recruiting and training volunteer participants to implementing the protocol. Download PDF

Climate Watch Coordinator Introduction Webinar: Download Video Recording

Returning Coordinator Webinar: What's new for Winter 2018. Download Video Recording

Climate Watch Protocol: How to select survey points: Download Video Recording

Frequently Asked Questions: Link

Participation Contact Collection Form: Download Excel File


Promotional Materials


Maps and Tools

Training Webinar: Climate Watch Planner Tool: Download Video Recording

Climate Watch Planner Mapping Tool: Link to ArcGIS/Esri

  • Instructions on how to use the tool to explore squares and plan survey point locations.
  • If you are asked for login credentials, please follow these steps
    • 1. Go to and login with the provided credentials.
    • Username : ClimateWatch Password: Audubon1
    • 2. Once logged in and while in the same window, go to the top and navigate to

Claim a Climate Watch Square: Link to ArcGIS/Esri

Printable maps for participating groups: Link (email to request maps)


The Climate Watch support team can be contacted at

  • Brooke Bateman, Director of Climate Watch
  • Zach Slavin, Program Manager
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