Enjoy Greater Sandhill Cranes during Labor Day weekend in the beautiful setting of Northwest Colorado! The 11th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place September 1-4, 2022 in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Craig, Colorado. The festival presents favorite crane, bird, and nature activities including guided crane viewing and bird walks, a demonstration with live raptors, bird art exhibits, workshops, documentary films, and expert speakers. The 2022 keynote speaker is U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Rocky Mountain Sandhill Crane Expert, Dr. Dan Collins. Other featured speakers include Dr. Liz Smith, International Crane Foundation Whooping Crane expert; Al Batt Bird Watcher’s Digest columnist, radio host, author, and humorist; and Chris Wood, Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird Director. Crane experts Sandra Noll & Erv Nichols lead guided crane viewings and present a “Cranes 101” talk. Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine (with assistance from Hannah and Andrew Floyd) leads guided bird walks and offers a special presentation during the community picnic. This event will be free or have a small fee for certain events. The complete schedule will be available July 1 at www.coloradocranes.org. Send questions to email@example.com.