annual World Migratory Bird Day event in September, and
efforts to create and protect habitats for birds through invasive species removal, plantings, and more.
The Greenlee Wildlife Preserve, located at Waneka Lake, is a nationally acclaimed location for migratory birds and nesting waterfowl, including Swainson’s Hawk, Barn Swallow, Pied-billed and Western Grebes, and more.
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 U.S., 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.
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.