Snow Geese expected to ‘turn the sky white’ in Delta

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Geese leave Gunnison Bend Reservoir to feed in fields near the reservoir.

DELTA, Utah (ABC4 News) – In a couple of weeks you’ll be able to watch the sky turn white as 20,000 Snow Geese are expected to invade the town of Delta.

The Delta Snow Goose Festival will be held on February 22 and 23 and is being hosted by the Delta Chamber of Commerce.

Part of the festival includes a snow goose viewing event offered by the Division of Wildlife Resources. The event will be held at Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just west of Delta. Admission is free and the DWR says this is a sight you have to see to believe.

“If you arrive in Delta early in the morning, you can watch the geese feeding in fields that surround the reservoir. Then, between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., the geese take off and fly back to the reservoir. “That’s an exciting time to be at the reservoir,” says Phil Tuttle, regional conservation outreach manager for the DWR.

DWR biologists will watch which fields the geese fly to, and if you arrive after the geese have left the reservoir, the biologists will direct you to the fields where the geese are feeding.

You can learn more about the festival by clicking here.

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