Avian (Bird) Committee


  • 6 pm
  • As-needed basis
  • Conference Room 2A, located in the Upper Level of City Hall
    626 Geneva Street
    Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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For a list of current members, see the Directory of Elected Representatives Boards and Commissions (PDF).

Powers & Duties

Section 2-235 (h) of the Municipal Code outlines the duties of the Avian Committee as follows:

  • Make recommendations to the City Council:
    • To plan and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day annually on the second Saturday of May
    • To monitor and implement minimum criteria to achieve annual certification as a "Bird City" community
    • To apply for Bird City status annually
    • To promote the City of Lake Geneva as a tourist destination for bird enthusiasts
  • Submit at least one bird-related article for the City website or media
  • Review annually all City ordinances and policies/procedures related to birds and recommend changes or updates to the Common Council

The Avian Committee is comprised of six citizens and one Alderman. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council at the organization meeting each April.


  • American Bird Conservancy (ABC) - ABC is the Western Hemisphere's bird conservation specialist - the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.
  • Cats Indoors Program - Our Cats Indoors Program educates the public and policy makers about the many benefits to birds, cats, and people when cats are maintained indoors or under an owner's direct control. In addition to advocating for responsible pet ownership, we also oppose Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) for feral cats because of the persistent and severe threats posed by feral cat colonies.
  • Bird Collisions - As part of our strategic conservation framework, we tackle the biggest threats to birds. When it comes to bird collisions, we work with manufacturers to develop bird-safe glass and provide easy solutions for homeowners. We push for wind turbines and associated power lines and towers to be placed in areas that minimize impacts on federally protected birds.