Craving cranes? Come visit Steamboat Springs and the beautiful Yampa Valley in Northwest Colorado for the 6th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival. Witness hundreds of Greater Sandhill Cranes dancing and feeding in the fields. Enjoy four event-filled days featuring guided crane viewings, nature and bird walks, expert speakers, films, a crane and bird art exhibit, workshops, children’s activities, live owls, ranch tours, a community barbecue at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch, and more. Speakers include Nyamba Batbayar, Director of Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia; Barry Hartup, Director of Veterinary Service for the International Crane Foundation; Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine, and Paul Tebbel, crane biologist and former director of Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary. For a full event schedule or more info, please click the links below.