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 14-18 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.
IT'S A WRAP!
The second annual Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival was a huge success! We nearly doubled our attendance from last year, sold out almost every tour, and received lots of great feed back from those who attended.
We are very excited about the growth potential in Spring into Yellowstone and have many great ideas to improve it in the years to come.
We want to especially thank our partners, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make this year a success. We will soon begin to plan for next year's festival and will post updates on our website and social media periodically. You can also view some of the magnificent photographs that the attendees took during their tours.
We hope you will all join us again next year and for those who have never attended please call the Cody Chamber to find out more about this wonderful event!
Contact the Cody Chamber to purchase the Spring into Yellowstone hat. We'll be happy to ship one to you!
- 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
We are currently processing all photo submissions. Please send them to email@example.com by August 4th to be considered for the photo contest.
We will have a committee decide on the 12 best photos from the 2014 festival and use them to make a 2015 Spring into Yellowstone calendar.
Send me your photos today!
For more information, contact:
Tia Brown | Events Coordinator, Cody Chamber of Commerce
(307) 587-2777 | firstname.lastname@example.org