Date: 2/6/19 7:29 pm From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> Subject: [cobirds] High Plains Snow Goose Festival, Lamar, Prowers County, THIS WEEKEND
It's early February. It's snowing. It's cold. That means it's time for the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival <https://highplainssnowgoose.com/>, based out of Lamar, Prowers County. The festival begins tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 7, and runs through the weekend. I absolutely love this time of year down there. Although it's decidedly still winter, signs of spring abound: big flocks of Mountain Bluebirds roaming about, Northern Cardinals singing their heads off, Greater Roadrunners cooing from south-facing outcroppings, the first Cinnamon Teals, Sandhill Cranes on the move, and, on sunny afternoons, mourning cloak butterflies and oblique-lined tiger beetles. With so many birders down there, it's a guarantee we'll find a rarity or three, especially in the notorious Black Hole of Baca County. Oh, and one other thing: the keynote address. I don't want to give it all away, but I'm told there will be never-before-seen footage of state police sting operations, pants-crappifyingly horrific arthropods, and mega blowout death parties at Boulder Reservoir. See tease below.
I hope to see many of you in and around Lamar!
Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County
P.s. White-winged Dove singing yesterday, Feb. 5, at Boulder Creek at 75th Street, Boulder County. They have White-winged Doves in Lamar, too.