First Crane Sighting Contest
Our annual First Crane Sighting Contest starts in mid-late February as Sandhill Cranes start arriving in the Yampa Valley. The first person to spot a Sandhill Crane in the Yampa Valley and to document their sighting with a photo or video can submit their entry as part of this contest. Prizes are given to the first sighting in West Routt, North Routt, South Routt, Steamboat Springs, Craig, and West Moffat.
2023 First Crane Sighting of the Season Contest Information and Rules
Be the first to spot a Greater Sandhill Crane in your area of the Yampa Valley!
Document your sighting with a photo or video and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include your name and mailing address, plus the date, time, and location of the sighting.
A prize will be awarded to each individual with the photo or video of the earliest sighting in West Routt, North Routt, South Routt, Steamboat Springs, Craig, and West Moffat. A grand prize will be given for the overall earliest sighting in the entire Yampa Valley.
Winners will be notified in early April. Winning photos and videos will be posted at www.coloradocranes.org.