Ornithologists and bird lovers alike won’t want to miss the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival held in Lamar. While Coloradans are used to the scenery turning white from wintertime snow, watching the fields turn white from thousands of geese arriving as part of their migration is another thing altogether.
Join this event, held from Thursday to Sunday, February 2nd to 5th, 2023 in Lamar, to hear lectures from local bird experts, learn about nature, and go on educational field trips that typically combine history, hiking, and fresh air.
If you’re handy with a camera, you could enter the photo contest that awards the best entries in the wildlife, landscape, birds, historical, and water categories. Or shop for some new gear at the craft fair and silent auction. From start to finish, this event is family-friendly.
Bring your kids birding at the John Martin Reservoir, and they can download the Agents of Discovery app for bird-themed challenges specifically geared toward those who attend the festival. The High Plains Snow Goose Festival is a birder’s dream, and it’s the perfect place to brush up on your birding knowledge with fellow enthusiasts.
Address: Lamar, CO
Date: Thursday – Sunday | February 2 – 5, 2023
Requirements: Everyone 16+ must have a hunting, fishing, or wildlife pass