Flock of Snow Geese Flying at Sunset, California, USA Photo Credit: Spondylolithesis (iStock).

Snow geese. Photo Credit: Spondylolithesis (iStock).

Less than three months out from the High Plains Snow Goose Festival in Lamar, Colorado, registration for tours has opened, along with a photo contest that accompanies the event.

The festival is set to last from February 3 to 6, coinciding with a migration that brings around 30,000 white-feathered snow geese to Southeast Colorado. Visitors see dramatic scenes, as thousands of birds take off in unison, with one popular viewing spot being John Martin Reservoir State Park.

Morning, afternoon, and evening viewing tours are offered with costs ranging from $25 to $45. Tours are as short as two hours or as long as ten. Reservations to see the keynote presentations are also available. Find more info on tour reservations here.

The event's photo contest is in its 6th year, providing "shutterbugs a chance to showcase their best work across a variety of categories: wildlife; landscape; birds; historical and water." The entry fee is $5. More information can be found here.

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