What: High Plains Snow Goose Festival
When: 3 days in mid- to late-February
Snow Goose: Considered to be the most abundant goose in the world. This this is a prime opportunity to view these beautiful white geese by the thousands as they make their travel plans to return to the Arctic from their winter nesting areas.
There is a fee to participate in many of the events of this festival, but there are a number of outstanding activities and presentations which are free. Some of these require that you pre-register, so see the contact information at the bottom of this page. Weâ€™ll list a few of the free activities of the 2007 festival â€” check the website for a current listing.
Jacksonâ€™s Pond Tour (Eads) â€“ Hear how the community has planned to save their natural area and wetland. Pre-register by calling (719) 438-2200.
Wildlife tour at John Martin Reservoir State Park â€“ Keep your eyes peeled for raptors including Ferruginous Hawks, Northern Harriers, Red-tailed Hawks, Swainsonâ€™s Hawks and Kestrels. With luck, you may also spot Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles and Great Horned Owls.
Wildlife Watch Class â€“ Enhance your outdoors experience by learning how to have more luck in spotting and watching wildlife. This class is being offered by the Division of Wildlife.
Kid Zone â€“ Hereâ€™s a fun atmosphere for kids to learn about snow geese and other birds.
For more information, contact:
Lamar Chamber of Commerce
email: [email protected]