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Yampa Valley Crane Festival

August 29, 2024 September 1, 2024

The 13th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place August 29 to September 1, 2024, in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Craig, Colorado. The festival celebrates the majestic Greater Sandhill Cranes as they migrate through the Yampa Valley with guided crane viewings, expert speakers, films, bird and nature walks, workshops, live raptors, children’s activities, and more.

The festival keynote speaker is Dr. Liz Smith, International Crane Foundation Senior Research Associate and Whooping Crane expert. Other speakers include Michael Forsberg, conservation photographer and filmmaker and Noah Strycker, author of Birding without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest and the Biggest Year in the World. Crane expert Paul Tebbel leads guided crane viewings and presents a “Cranes 101” talk. Rebecca Weiss, author of Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley and Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine lead guided bird walks. Nature’s Educators showcases live raptors up close during a special presentation.

The complete schedule will be available July 1 at Online registration begins July 15th. Send questions to

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Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition


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Bud Werner Memorial Library

1289 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 United States
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