FCAS Presents

Eric DeFonso
Avid Birder, Bird Sound Recorder, Columnist

“The Snow Goose and Friends: Winter Geese in Colorado”

Thursday, March 9th, 2023
Social Time with Refreshments 7:00 p.m.;
Announcements 7:20 p.m.; Program at 7:20 p.m.
Visual Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.

***This program will also be accessible online using Zoom***

It will also be viewable in-person at the Senior Center.

Enter the following link on your web browser at or before 7 p.m. and follow the instructions to join the meeting virtually: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83305073390

Snow Geese by Jill White Smith

Snow Geese by Jill White Smith

So many of our beloved birds in Colorado depart in the fall for warmer climes, but thankfully what we lose in overall species, we make up for in sheer numbers of geese, especially Snow Geese. Here in the Front Range, we tend to only see singles or small groups of Snow Geese amid large groupings of “white-cheeked geese” like the Canada and the Cackling, but further south and east one can encounter tens of thousands of Snow and Ross's. They create a dazzling spectacle for those making the effort to view them; but what do we know about their life histories, how to identify them, and where they live? Let's explore and dive into the world of winter geese in Colorado, these numerous and familiar birds that we birders perhaps know less about than we first thought.

Eric DeFonso writes a column on Birding By Ear for the Colorado Field Ornithologists' quarterly journal, has led field trips for the Colorado Field Ornithologists annual conventions, currently serves on the Colorado Bird Records Committee, and has done conservation and guiding volunteer work in South America.

Join us on March 9 at the Fort Collins Senior Center for this free program. The public is welcome!