Lafayette Birds!

Broad-tailed hummingbird drinking nectar from milkweed

First Sunday each month at Waneka Lake Park and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve from 1-3pm

Lafayette Birds! is one component of Lafayette's Bird City designation, along with the Celebrating Migratory Birds Festival and many other conservation efforts.

Beginning birders are invited to experience the fun and discovery of birdwatching at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve located in the northwest section of Waneka Lake Park. 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.

Knowledgeable birdwatchers will be on hand the first Sunday of every month with binoculars and spotting scopes bringing the world of birds alive. Learn how to use binoculars while field guides teach how to recognize bird species through sound.  View the Open Space event calendar for specific dates and information.

Youth must be accompanied by adults and the program is suitable for all ages. No registration is required. 

Children looking through binoculars

2023 Program Dates

  • Jan. 1
  • Feb. 5
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • Aug. 6
  • Sept. 3
  • Oct. 1
  • Nov. 5
  • Dec. 3