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.
Important feeding, nesting and wintering habitat for Wyoming and migrating birds.
There is an extensive list of species; some of which include:
American White Pelican
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.
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.
The primary land uses for the area are recreation and nature and wildilfe conservation.