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11th Yampa Valley Crane Festival

September 1 - September 4


Enjoy Greater Sandhill Cranes during Labor Day weekend in the beautiful setting of Northwest Colorado! The 11th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place September 1–4, 2022, in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Craig, Colorado. The festival presents favorite crane, bird, and nature activities including guided crane viewing and bird walks, a demonstration with live raptors, bird art exhibits, workshops, documentary films, and expert speakers.

The 2022 keynote speaker is U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Rocky Mountain Sandhill Crane Expert, Dr. Dan Collins. Other featured speakers include Dr. Liz Smith, International Crane Foundation Whooping Crane expert; Al Batt Bird Watcher’s Digest columnist, radio host, author, and humorist; and Chris Wood, Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird Director. Crane experts Sandra Noll & Erv Nichols lead guided crane viewings and present a “Cranes 101” talk. Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine (with assistance from Hannah and Andrew Floyd) leads guided bird walks and offers a special presentation during the community picnic.

The complete schedule will be available July 1 at www.coloradocranes.org. Send questions to info@coloradocranes.org.


Bud Werner Memorial Library
1289 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO United States
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Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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