About our Festival: The 12th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival will be held February 20-23, 2014 in Lamar, Colorado. Guest speaker and avid birder, Greg Miller will be our special guest this year. Spot snow geese and numerous other bird species, view watchable wildlife, tour historic sites, plus attend our craft show, photography contest and workshops on birds and their habitats. Log on to www.highplainssnowgoose.com or call (719) 336-4379 for more information. Find us on Facebook – High Plains Snow Goose Festival!
About Our Guest Speaker: Greg Miller, a life-long birder, competed in a Big Year in 1998, where he tried to see as many species of birds in one calendar year as possible. The competition between Greg and two others, who all saw more than 700 species, was documented in the 2004 non fiction book, The Big Year, by Pulitzer Prize winning author Mark Obmascik. And unbelievably, Twentieth Century Fox made a full feature motion picture inspired by the book! It has A-list actors Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. Greg became a consultant on the movie, and continues to enjoy birds daily, and shares his passion doing speaking engagements around the country.