2021 Yampa Valley Crane Festival
The 10th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival is scheduled for September 2-5, 2021. It will once again feature all of your favorite crane, bird and nature activities, plus new events, films and expert speakers. We are thrilled to announce that our 2021 keynote speaker will be Dr. Richard Beilfuss, President and CEO of the International Crane Foundation. Other featured speakers will include Steve Burrows, award-winning Canadian mystery writer, journalist, and past recipient of a “Nature Writer of the Year” award from BBC Wildlife, and Arvind Panjabi, avian conservation scientist for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and coauthor of the recent study published in Science magazine on the decline of North American birds. Paul Tebbel will lead guided crane viewings and presents a “Cranes 101” talk. Special guest, Yu Qian, director of the China program for the International Crane Foundation, will give a presentation on “2021: The Year of the Cranes” in Asia. Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine, will lead the guided bird walks and offer a special presentation at The Nature Conservancy’s historic Carpenter Ranch.