Lamar is one of the best birding destinations in the state. From here, Indian Reservoirs, John Martin Reservoir, and Two Buttes State Wildlife Area are less than an hour away. However, you don’t need to leave town to see great birds. Willow Creek Park has breeding Mississippi Kites in summer. Willow Creek Trail behind the Lamar Community College and the woods behind the high school are legendary migrant traps, as is Fairmount Cemetery. Sometimes Willow Creek Trail will host eastern birds such as Northern Cardinal or Red-bellied Woodpecker and mammals including muskrat and skunk. Every February, Lamar hosts a Snow Goose Festival which is one of the largest birding festivals in the state.