Lions Park provides important nesting, feeding, migration and wintering habitat for birds. This public area contains a complex of riparian, lakes and upland habitats that attract a variety of bird species, especially during spring migration. The area acts like an oasis providing an important migration stop over for birds migrating up the front range of the Rockies. Well over 150 species of birds use the area during spring migration.

Ornithological Summary

Important feeding, nesting and wintering habitat for Wyoming and migrating birds.
There is an extensive list of species; some of which include:
Priority Species:
Western Grebe
American White Pelican
Common Loon
White-faced Ibis
MacGillivray?s Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow

Conservation Issues

Protection from development (park facilities) is important to bird habitats. Ch. Audubon has and will continue to coordinate with city personel for the protection and enhancement of this area.

Ownership

Municipal

Habitat

Lions Park primarily contains open water (20%) and lowland riparian (25%) habitats, with some grassland (10%), shore/bank (10%), spruce/fir (10%), wetland (10%) habitats (the remaining 15% is developed park). Due to the variety of habitats and the location of the area within the Front Range migration corridor, the park holds significant concentrations of waterfowl, gulls, shorebirds, waders, and landbirds. The primary land uses for the area are recreation and nature and wildlife conservation.

Land Use

The primary land uses for the area are recreation and nature and wildilfe conservation.