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High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 – 10

 

 

Ted Floyd

 

 

Celebrating 17 years, The High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains that will be held February 7-10 2019 in Lamar, Colorado.

Join avid birders and historians for this three-day festival that offers amazing field trips, engaging speakers and informative programs designed to make your time at the festival enjoyable, educational and adventurous. Hundreds of bird species migrate through Southeastern Colorado each year, but the site and sound of the migration of tens of thousands of snow geese is by far the most breathtaking. Just one of the highlights of this event is the Photography Contest. Beginner to expert photographers, adult and youth alike can enter images in the following categories: Wildlife, Landscape, Birds and Wild Mammals indigenous to Southeast Colorado. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase your talents and highlight the beauty and culture Southeast Colorado!

This year’s special guest is Ted Floyd, the Editor of Birding magazine and the award-winning flagship publication of the American Birding Association. He has written five bird books, including the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America (HarperCollins, 2008) and the forthcoming How to Know the Birds (National Geographic, 2019). Ted is also the author of more than 200 popular articles, technical papers, and book chapters on birds and nature. He is especially interested in analyzing bird vocalizations, in interpreting birds and nature for children and beginners, and in applying new media and emerging technologies toward the appreciation of nature. A graduate of Princeton University (A.B., 1990) and Penn State University (Ph.D., 1995), Ted has taught biology, math, and statistics to everyone from second graders to advanced graduate students. He and his family live in Lafayette, Colorado.

Registration is available now so make plans to spend a fantastic weekend in Southeast Colorado with birders from across the United States. Event registration is free, however field trips range from $10 to $50, depending on the length of the program and if meals are provided. Numerous programs are also offered at no charge.

Stay up to date by visiting our Facebook page. Just search for High Plains Snow Goose Festival. For more information about the High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival go to www.highplainssnowgoose.com or call the Lamar Chamber of Commerce at 719.336.4379.

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