Sandhill Cranes join forces with aerobatic airplanes for the 6th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival
Soar with cranes! Soar with planes! Visit Steamboat Springs and the beautiful Yampa Valley in Northwest Colorado for the sixth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2017 and the Wild West Air Fest taking place during Labor Day weekend. Registration for the Crane Festival begins July 1.
The festival celebrates the majestic Greater Sandhill Cranes as they migrate through the Yampa Valley and features guided crane viewings, nature and bird walks, expert speakers, films, bird art, workshops, children’s activities, live raptors presented by HawkQuest, ranch tours, a community picnic at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch and more.
The festival’s keynote speaker will be George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation. Additional speakers include naturalists/ photographers Sandra Noll and Erv Nichols and Birding magazine editor Ted Floyd. HawkQuest will present a talk featuring four live raptors.
The Wild West Air Fest brings nationally renowned pilots to Steamboat Springs for an air show, providing edge-of-the-seat excitement as they perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying.
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