Thanks to all the participants for a successful 2018 Festival!!
The 2019 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival will be held
April 10-17, 2019
Featuring keynote speaker Kenn Kaufman
Registration will be open approximately Sept. 1st, 2018
Join us in Woodward, Oklahoma, in northwest Oklahoma April 10-17 for the 2019 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival. The 2018 festival will feature keynote speaker Kenn Kaufman. Besides seeing the Lesser Prairie-Chickens (and so far 99% of participants have had close looks!) and birding around northwest Oklahoma, we are again offering these special features for 2017:
- An opportunity to view Greater Prairie-Chickens from blinds in Osage County, Oklahoma!
- Packages designed specifically for photographers!
If you have any question, feel free to contact John Kennington at 918-809-6325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In early 2017 northwest Oklahoma, southwest Kansas and the Texas panhandle were devasted by wildfires covering over 1 million acres, far beyond any “normal” prairie fires. The Selman Ranch was spared, but the ranch we use for the Photographer’s Package was destroyed and we had to cancel. Be sure to read the note on the Photography page for an update on our plans for 2018 and 2019.
In 2008, Kenn Kaufman was presented with the highest honor of the American Birding Association, the Roger Tory Peterson Award for a lifetime of achievements in promoting the cause of birding. He is a field editor for Audubon magazine and a contributor to every major birding magazine. Most of his time, however, has gone into writing books, such as Kingbird Highway, Flights Against the Sunset, and Lives of North American Birds. His own Kaufman Field Guides series now includes volumes on birds (in English and Spanish), butterflies, mammals, insects, and the latest addition (2011) on advanced birding. He and his wife, Kim, keep busy with birds and rock music from their home base in northwestern Ohio.