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!
11th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival
The 2022 Yampa Valley Crane Festival will be held Sept 1 – 4, 2022.
2022 festival highlights will include:
» Keynote by U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Rocky Mountain Crane Expert, Dr. Dan Collins
» International Crane Foundation Whooping Crane expert, Dr. Liz Smith
» Bird Watcher’s Digest columnist, radio host, author, and humorist, Al Batt
» Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird Director, Chris Wood
» Guided Crane viewings and talks with crane experts Sandra Noll & Erv Nichols
» Bird & nature walks with Birding Editor, Ted Floyd and family
» Live Raptors with Nature’s Educators
Stay tuned for more information about our 2022 festival. The full schedule will be posted by July 1st and registration begins July 15th.
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.