Get your geese at the High Plains Snow Goose Festival in Lamar

Categories: Festivals, Nature

IMG_1701a.JPG
High Plains Snow Goose Festival, Lamar.
The lesser snow goose is an undependable fellow: Cruising the Western Central Flyway during migration, it makes one of its stopovers at John Martin Reservoir near Lamar. But, hey, some days the pickings might look better at Horse Creek Reservoir outside of Las Animas. And sometimes, when the weather gets cold, the birds just hightail it down south.

Weather be damned, the City of Lamar is throwing a High Plains Snow Goose Festival this weekend. It's the tenth year for the event, patterned after the popular Monte Vista Crane Festival and, as Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin notes, well worth it when providence lends a hand: "When you get into the right circumstances, it's awesome. You might see upwards of 40,000 birds landing on the shoreline." That's 40,000 snow-white birds dropping down from the heavens, folks.

Snow Geese on SWA-reitz.jpg
And if the birds don't show up? Lamar is still throwing a party, beginning today and continuing through Sunday, with an arts-and-crafts fair, lectures, nature walks and more, in addition to goose-viewing tours at sunrise and sunset.

SnowgeeseLanding.JPG
Dress warmly, bring binoculars and keep the region's other sights -- from Bent's Old Fort to the Camp Amache Japanese Internment Camp -- in mind. For information on the weekend's activities, visit the fest website or call 1-719-336-4370.

To keep up with the Froyd's-eye-view of arts and culture in Denver, "like" my fan page on Facebook.

Follow us on Twitter!

Like us on Facebook!


Location Info

Map

Lamar

Highways 50 and 287, Lamar, CO

Category: General

My Voice Nation Help
0 comments

Now Trending

Denver Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...