Bird City Lafayette
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, and
- 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.
Lafayette Birds! Program
Beginning birders are invited to experience the fun and discovery of birdwatching at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve located in the NW section of Waneka Lake Park. Knowledgeable birdwatchers will be on hand the first Sunday of every month with binoculars and spotting scopes bringing the world of birds alive. View the Open Space event calendar for specific dates and information.
Learn how to use binoculars while field guides teach how to recognize bird species through sound. Youth must be accompanied by adults; suitable for all ages. No RSVP required.
Greenlee Wildlife Preserve is a nationally recognized wetland where thousands of birds flock each year to take advantage of its rich biological and ecological habitat.
We can thank our feathered friends for:
Ways you can contribute to wildlife conservation
Annual World Migratory Bird Day Celebration
Stay tuned for our 2022!