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. We’ll list a few of the free activities of the 2007 festival — check the website for a current listing.
Jackson’s Pond Tour (Eads) – 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 – Keep your eyes peeled for raptors including Ferruginous Hawks, Northern Harriers, Red-tailed Hawks, Swainson’s Hawks and Kestrels. With luck, you may also spot Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles and Great Horned Owls.
Wildlife Watch Class – 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 – Here’s a fun atmosphere for kids to learn about snow geese and other birds.
For more information, contact:
Lamar Chamber of Commerce
Special thanks to photographer Alan L. Bauer for giving us permission to use his images of Snow Geese. Please visit www.AlanBauer.com for even more samples of his outstanding photography.