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Yampa Valley Crane Festival
August 29, 2019 - September 1, 2019Most events are free; some events with limited attendance require pre-registration and a small fee.
Enjoy Greater Sandhill Cranes during Labor Day weekend in the beautiful setting of Northwest Colorado! The 8th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place August 29 – September 1, 2019 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, CO. and features the Rocky Mountain Greater Sandhill Cranes that breed and stage in the Yampa Valley. The keynote speaker is Kerryn Morrison, VP of the International Crane Foundation who will present a program on cranes of Africa. Julie Zickefoose, naturalist, author, and artist is also a featured speaker. Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine, leads the guided bird walks and offers a special presentation at The Nature Conservancy’s historic Carpenter Ranch. Other festival activities include guided crane viewing sessions, nature walks, documentary films, bird art, family activities, live raptors, workshops and more. The complete schedule will be available in spring at www.coloradocranes.org. Send questions to [email protected]