Making our communities healthy for birds... and people



Habitat Creation, Protection, and Monitoring

F. Show that your community offers the public information on how they can control and remove invasive species in order to improve or maintain bird habitat.

From our Bird City, WI homepage, users can click this link to learn more about invasive species control.  

I. Document a recent project that created or restored bird habitat in your community. (Exclusions: Bird feeders and small-scale artificial nesting structures)

In 2018, Greenfield restored Pondview Park, originally created as a habitat for birds.

N. Show that your community works on public lands to control invasive species that have significant negative impacts on bird habitat.

On an ongoing basis, Greenfield works to control invasive species, including buckthorn removal, on public properties.  

Community Forest Management

A. Demonstrate that your community has been awarded Tree City USA status by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Greenfield has been recognized as a Tree City USA for 26 years (as of 2020). 

Limiting or Removing Threats to Birds

F. Demonstrate that your community enforces an ordinance that requires domestic cats to be kept indoors, on a leash, or in an enclosure to prevent them from preying on birds and other wildlife and spreading disease.

Greenfield enforces an Animals at Large ordinance, requiring all pets to be leashed.  

Public Education

B. Provide web links or a community newsletter demonstrating that your community educates property owners on methods to create and enhance backyard habitat for birds.

Bird habit information for residents can be found at Greenfield's Bird City, WI page:

G. Provide a link to your community’s Bird City Wisconsin webpage, which must be visible from the main page of your municipal website (it may be located at the first level of a drop down menu on the main page but cannot be any less visible) OR demonstrate that your Bird City effort has a significant social media presence.

Greenfield's Bird City, WI initiative is part of our larger commitment to protecting all pollinators.  The Bird City page is a part of our Pollinator Friendly Community page.  It has received significant traffic since it has been launched, through the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts and it has been highlighted on our Latest City News page.  Please follow the link for more info:


World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)

A. This community's municipal body passed the required World Migratory Bird Day resolution.

B. Document and describe your event that incorporates the annual IMBD theme in some fashion. If the event has not yet occurred, please share your detailed plans. For information on the current year’s theme and event materials, please visit the World Migratory Bird Day website. To see what other Bird City communities have done in the past, please view some other profiles on our website.

Greenfield’s First Annual Migratory Bird Day Celebration will be held on May 2nd at 10:00 am at Kulwicki Park in conjunction with its long-standing Arbor Day event!  The Greenfield Beautification Committee, Pollinator Protection Committee, Tree Commission and local residents will come together to celebrate the majestic relationship between trees and birds.  Activities and educational info will be available for all ages.

Joined Bird City: 2020

Population: 36,903

Incorporated: 1957

Area: 11.54 mi2

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