The 2018 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival will be held April 11-18, 2018

Registration materials will be available by mid-September, 2017.

For your planning purposes, the overall schedule will basically be the same as 2017.

Registration is now open for the
2017 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival!

April 19-26, 2017

Please note we previously published incorrect dates. The correct dates are Apr 19-26, NOT Apr 12-19! 
We apologize for any inconvenience!

Featuring keynote speaker Sheri Williamson

Join us in Woodward, Oklahoma, in northwest Oklahoma April 13-19 for the 2016 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival. The 2017 festival will feature keynote speaker Sheri Williamson. 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:

If you have any question, feel free to contact John Kennington at 918-809-6325 or johnkennington@gmail.com

Please note the following events are sold out or close to being filled (as of 3/22/2017):
    Photographers Package
        Friday – SOLD OUT
        Saturday – 1
        Sunday – 4
Please note the Greater Prairie Chicken Viewing has 1 spot left. (It was previously SOLD OUT but we’ve had a cancellation.)
Lesser Prairie Chicken Viewing (Blinds or vans) – Friday – 4 spots left

sheri_williamsonKeynote Speaker Sheri Williamson

After more than 20 years of general birding and hawkwatching, Sheri L. Williamson’s life got hijacked by hummingbirds when she and her husband and colleague Tom Wood moved to Arizona to manage The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve. A quarter century later, Sheri is still obsessed with these rainbow-hued warriors, feeding them year round, maintaining a hummingbird garden, writing about them in her blog, and banding hundreds of them each year. She currently serves as Director of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory and is working on a revision of _A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America_ in the Peterson Field Guide Series, originally published in 2002.







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