The call of the Wyoming state bird - the Western Meadowlark - greets visitors to Cody country. © Dave Showalter/ILCP
Traditions that anchor the Cody community to the land continue as they did 100 years ago. © Dave Showalter/ILCP
Happy birders visit the Shoshone National Forest's Swamp Lake Special Botanical Area.
In spring, Wyoming's male Dusky Grouse display with deep hoots and fanned tails. © Barbara Cozzens
Rust-colored bison calves frolic in Yellowstone's verdant spring grasses. © Barbara Cozzens
Elegant American Avocets catch invertebrates in Cody's Alkali and Becks Lakes. © Barbara Cozzens
A yellow-bellied marmot surveys his surroundings at Yellowston's Dunraven Pass. © Barbara Cozzens
Trumpeter Swans, their two young cygnets and a gaggle of Canada Goose enjoy fall on the North Fork. © Barbara Cozzens
First celebrated by Lewis and Clark, the pronghorn antelope is one of the fastest mammals on earth. © Dave Showalter/ILCP
A killdeer -- a graceful plover species -- enjoys Mammoth Hot Spring's thermal features. © Barbara Cozzens
A black bear and her young cubs feed on succulent grasses and sedges during spring green-up. © Barbara Cozzens
Wyoming is home to approximately 40 percent of the range-wide population of greater sage-grouse. © Dave Showalter/ILCP
The Cody Chamber of Commerce greeted visitors to the innaugural Spring into Yellowstone.
Typically a coastal species, Harlequin Ducks can be seen at Yellowstone's LeHardy's Rapids., but only in May. © Barbara Cozzens
Welcome to Spring into Yellowstone!!
See the magnificent birds, wildlife, and natural history of northwest Wyoming's Greater Yellowstone Region through the eyes of top scientists, birders, and photographers. Join us this May for the second annual Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival!
Those lucky enough to meet Luke at last year's festival will not soon forget his infectious enthusiasm and passion for all-things birds. At just 20 years old, Luke Seitz has seen more birds --2,100 by last count -- than many birders three times his age. In 2011, he was the youngest participant to win the esteemed World Series of Birding, an event he's participated in seven times (and making his eighth appearance just before Spring into Yellowstone!).
And if that weren't enough, Luke is an award-winning and published artist and photographer.
Join Luke on Thursday and Friday for the following trips: Birds & Rare Plants of the Swamp Lake Special Botanical Area, Field Sketching Waterfowl & Shorebirds and LeHardy Rapids & Yellowstone Lake at Yellowstone National Park.
SHOSHONE RIVER FLOAT
Explore the river like you never have before! Interact with a natural resource that traverses right through the heart of Cody. Participants will be lead on a fully guided Shoshone River float trip that will include some rapids, splashes, and thrills. The trip's goal is to view wildlife, and provide insight about inter-agency efforts to sustain a healthy river corridor that is a vital resource for the Bighorn Basin. On the trip there will be various wildlife viewing opportunities to see waterfowl, deer, trout, osprey, and eagles. The float trip represents a collaboration between The Hatch Fly Shop and Guide Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
BUFFALO JUMP PRESENTS SIP AND PAINT
Sip & Paint is an artist-led event where you begin with a blank canvas and leave with a completed masterpiece! So you say you can't draw a stick figure? Well you will when our artist is finished with you! Sip & Paint will feature a drawing pertaining to the festival (birding or wildlife). Price includes all materials, equipment and instruction! Specials on wines and wine specialty drinks are available during the event. This a family friendly event and we encourage all ages and all levels of expertise!
- Wyoming State Bird Checklist (USGS)
- Birds of Yellowstone (NPS)
Please visit our registration page to the request the Spring into Yellowstone registration form or contact Tia Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 307-587-2777
Make sure you bring your camera! There will be many opportunities for once in a lifetime photo ops of iconic birds and wildlife!
Following the festival, photos can be submitted to Tia Brown and a group will select the 12 best photos to make 2015 Spring into Yellowstone calendar.
Reserve your Spring into Yellowstone hat today, or purchase one when you arrive!
For more information, contact:
Tia Brown | Events Coordinator, Cody Chamber of Commerce
(307) 587-2777 | email@example.com