On September 7th, 2017 the City of Rice Lake was awarded the status of a Wisconsin "Bird City" by the Milwaukee Audubon Society.

Bird City Wisconsin, a program of the Milwaukee Audubon Society, was created in 2009 and began recognizing communities for the following year. The program recognizes municipalities for the conservation and education activities that they undertake to make their communities healthy for birds....and people.

To be recognized as a Bird City, a community must meet criteria spread across six categories: habitat creation and protection, community forest management, limiting threats to birds, education, energy and sustainability, and the official recognition and celebration of International Migratory bird Day.  

Bird City Wisconsin Home Page

Rice Lake's Bird City Membership Page


Follow the links below to learn more about bird safety from the American Bird Conservancy:


American Bird Conservancy - Cat's Indoors

American Bird Conservancy - Bird Collisions Threats/Prevention