2014 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival
The 2013 Festival is now history! We had a great event, good weather and everyone had great looks at the Lesser Prairie Chickens! The Greater Prairie-Chicken viewing in northeast Oklahoma did suffer from bad weather, but participants did see a couple of birds through the very heavy rain!
The dates for the 2014 Festival will be April 11-13, 2014, so mark you calendars now. Details will be available in early September, though the overall schedule will be very similar to 2013, so perusing this site can still be very helpful.
2013 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival
Join us in Woodward, Oklahoma, in northwest Oklahoma April 10-17 for the 2013 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival. The 2013 festival will feature keynote speaker Big Year birder Greg Miller and a photographer’s workshops with featured artist Noppadol Paothong. Besides seeing the Lesser Prairie-Chickens (and so far 99% of participants have had close looks!) and birding around northwest Oklahoma, we are very excited to offer these special features for 2013:
- An opportunity to view Greater Prairie-Chickens from blinds in Osage County, Oklahoma!
- Packages designed specifically for photographers!
- Workshop with renown photographer Noppadol Paothong!
Check out the schedule of events, field trips, bird lists, registration materials, etc. on the rest of this web site. If you have any question, feel free to contact John Kennington at 918-809-6325 or email@example.com
To insure a quality experience, many of our events have minimum and maximum numbers of participants. To be sure you get your choice of events we encourage you to register as soon as possible, before the early bird reservation deadline of February 15th. Registration opened Oct. 30th.
Keynote Speaker Greg Miller
Greg Miller ’s exploits in attempting to break the world’s record for the most bird sightings in North America in one year were recorded in the feature film The Big Year, based on the book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik. Greg’s character in the movie was played by Jack Black.or more information on Greg visit his website at www.gregmillerbirding.com.
Featured Artist Noppadol Paothong
Noppadol Paothong is a staff photographer for Missouri Conservationist, one of the largest state conservation magazines. His photography skills have been recognized by receiving more than 60 regional, national awards. For the past ten years, he has been extensively documenting North American grassland grouses To see Noppadol’s work, visit www.nopnatureimages.com