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January 

Bald Eagle Watch Training

Saturday, January 19, 9 am - 12 pm at Barr Lake State Park 

From February through July, participants monitor and collect data on nesting behavior and productivity and
report any disturbances that may affect nesting eagles. The data helps wildlife managers ensure continued
healthy populations of Bald Eagles in Colorado. Join the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for training at
the Barr Lake State Park nature center. To register or for more information, contact Outreach Biologist Matt
Smith via e-mail: matt.smith@birdconservancy.org, or by phone: 970-482-1707 ext. 32. A parks pass is required
for this training. 


February  

Bald Eagle Festival 

Saturday, February 2, 10 am – 2 pm at Barr Lake State Park

Join us for the Seventh Annual Eagle Fest! We’ll have crafts for the kids and a live raptor presentation that everyone will enjoy. Weather permitting, we will shuttle guests on the Eagle Express to and from the gazebo. Kids can join a Naturalist for Build It Big!, constructing a life-sized replica of a Bald eagle nest The hike is three miles round trip. Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a presentation as well. Please call 303-659-6005 to RSVP.

High Plains Snow Goose Festival 

Thursday through Sunday, February 7 - 10, 2019 in Lamar, CO 

Join us for the 17th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival! In spring, waves of bright white snow geese against an endless blue sky fly into southeastern Colorado, Snowgoose Flying Close with Flockroosting on scattered lakes on the prairie and feeding in the surrounding fields, making the area a favorite resting stop on their annual migration. Enjoy four days of programs, field trips and seminars that celebrate birding, watchable wildlife and historical heritage in Southeast Colorado. This year's keynote speaker is editor of Birding magazine, Ted Floyd. For more information, visit the High Plains Snow Goose Festival website

Bighorn Sheep Day Festival  

Saturday, February 9, 10 am - 3 pm at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, Colorado Springs

Join us for the 14th Annual Bighorn Sheep Day.  Look for bighorns in their natural habitat through our high-power telescopes.  Bighorn presentations and door prizes. Guided nature walks. Children's activities and crafts. Live Zoo animals. No-charge - all activities are FREE!  Don't forget your binoculars.  It's a full day of free family fun! Learn more about the Bighorn Sheep Day Festival​.


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More Outdoor Recreation Information

Mountain Biking, Road Biking, and Family Biking suggestions. Buy A parks pass..Find/Visit a State Park.
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Events

Nature Walk & Talk
Friday, January 25

Share your knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm with other Barr Lake visitors and volunteers as we discover and rediscover the park's hidden treasures. Be sure to dress for the weather. Program is designed for adults.

High Plains Snow Goose Festival
Thursday, February 7

17th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival celebrates these amazing birds, abundant wildlife and historical heritage of Southeastern Colorado each February. Annualy the snow geese arrive in the plains painting an amazing picture for wildilfe viewer of every age! They settle on the scattered lakes and bodies of water on the prairie and feed in the surrounding fields of corn and milo, making the area a favorite rest stop on their migration.

Nature Walk & Talk
Saturday, February 9

Share your knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm with other Barr Lake visitors and volunteers as we discover and rediscover the park's hidden treasures. Be sure to dress for the weather. Program is designed for adults.

Nature Walk & Talk
Friday, February 22

Share your knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm with other Barr Lake visitors and volunteers as we discover and rediscover the park's hidden treasures. Be sure to dress for the weather. Program is designed for adults.

Wildlife Viewing Guides

bighorn sheep and mountain goat brochure cover 

Bighorn Sheep
& Mountain Goats

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Deer & Elk

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Grouse, Prairie -Chickens
& Ptarmigan

Map

Brown Wildlife Viewing SignSelect a pin point for a description of the location and wildlife viewing information. There are over 200 sites to choose from. These sites are also published on the official Map to Colorado. Order yours today (included with the Vacation Guide). Look for the brown wildlife viewing signs at (most) location destinations. Download our wildlife viewing tips and checklist  to use on your next wildlife viewing adventure.

 

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