Lafayette is proud to be the first designated Bird City of Colorado in 2019 by the Environment for the Americas.
Becoming a designated Bird City demonstrates our commitment to conserve native bird species and the habitats they need to survive. We continue to grow our:
Monthly "Lafayette Birds!" program
Annual World Migratory Bird Day event in September
Efforts to create and protect habitats for birds through invasive species removal, native species plantings, and more
The Greenlee Wildlife Preserve, located at Waneka Lake, is a nationally acclaimed location for migratory birds and nesting waterfowl, including Great Horned Owls, Belted Kingfishers, Pied-billed Grebes, Yellow Warblers, and more.
First Sunday each month at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve and Waneka Lake Park from 1-3pmExplore the wonderful world of birding each month alongside both new and knowledgeable birders. More information...
10th Annual World Migratory Bird Day Celebration 2023
Discover the wonders of our feathered friends while exploring interactive booths, activities, and local vendors.
We can thank our feathered friends for:
Insect population control
Creating habitat for other wildlife
Decomposing organic materials
Contributing invaluable data to environmentalists
Through habitat conservation, environmental education, and sustainable decision-making, we are able to do our part in conserving the hundreds of species that use our open spaces, parks, and neighborhoods.
Ways you can contribute to wildlife conservation
Garden with native plants. Planting species native to Colorado creates a mini-habitat that provides food and shelter for birds in your yard.
Limit or eliminate pesticide use in your yard.
Keep your cat inside. In the United States, outdoor cats kill 2.5 billion birds each year.
Prevent window collisions. Decals, blinds, or curtains are great ways to prevent birds from hitting your windows.
Talk about the benefits of birds. Talk with your friends, family, and neighbors about why we are thankful for our feathered friends.
Report your observations. Use platforms such as iNaturalist or eBird to contribute to global data.