Colorado Seasonal January 22, 2020
Up To 200,000 White Geese Invade The City Of Lamar In Colorado Every Winter And It’s A Sight To Be Seen
When it comes to wildlife sightings, there is absolutely no better place to be than Colorado, which is home to unique mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and — of course — birds. While the latter is never hard to find, they are about to become even more common, thanks to the snow geese making their grand return to the north via the southeast Colorado town of Lamar:
Taking place at the beginning of February in Lamar is the migration of the snow geese, which takes place every year upon this birds' return to its breeding grounds.
Easy to recognize because of its white body and black tips, the snow goose travels south to Mexico and Texas during the fall and makes its return north toward the end of winter, where their nests await them in either Canada, Alaska, or Greenland.
While there are 4 different routes that the geese can take, most headed for Canada take the Central Flyway, which includes the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and — as you can see — the very eastern part of Colorado.
Do you want to see this incredible sight for yourself? You can head to Lamar beginning in February when the geese typically start to appear by the tens of thousands.
You can even celebrate their arrival in Lamar, thanks to the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival, which takes place on February 6th through the 9th (2020).
In addition to seeing the "fields and reservoirs of Southeastern Colorado turn white — not from snow but from the large white geese arriving by the thousands during their traditional migration to their winter roosts," the High Plains Snow Goose Festival hosts several other unique events, including keynote speakers, guided tours, heritage presentations, and incredible photo ops.
To learn more about both the annual snow geese migration and the 2020 High Plains Snow Goose Festival, please visit High Plains'
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This Colorado Winter Wildlife Hike Will Spoil You For Life. Address: Lamar, CO 81052, USA