Bird City Lafayette

Broad-tailed Hummingbird cropLafayette 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:

  • bird education program,
  • 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. 

House Wren Crop

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:  

  • Pollinating flowers
  • Dispersing seeds
  • 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.

Annual World Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Stay tuned for our 2022!

World Migratory Bird Day  World Migratory Bird Day