2024 Yampa Valley Crane Festival
The 13th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place August 29 – September 1, 2024, in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Craig, Colorado. The 2024 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 present a “Cranes 101” talk. Rebecca Weiss, author of Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley and Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine (with assistance from Andrew Floyd) 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 www.coloradocranes.org . Send questions to [email protected].
Yampa Valley Crane Festival
Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, Inc. presents the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival every fall. The festival occurs during fall staging- when cranes gather in large numbers in the fall to feed and gain energy for their migration south. The festival is held in beautiful Northwest Colorado with events in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Craig. The festival features guided crane-viewings, bird and nature walks, expert speakers, films, crane and bird art, children and family activities, and more.
Behind the Scenes of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival
Join along and experience the dedicated effort that goes into producing the crane festival each fall with this video produced by Jo Smith.