The 2019 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival will be held

April 10-17, 2019

Featuring keynote speaker Kenn Kaufman

Registration is now open!

3/28/19 Update: Many of our trips are now sold out or have just a few spots left, so register today!
Here is the current availability:

Wednesday Greater- Prairie-Chicken Viewing – Sold Out

Friday Lesser Prairie-Chicken Viewing – 3 spots left
Friday Salt Plains NWR Birding – 3 spots left
Friday Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photographer’s Package Deposits – 2 spots left

Saturday Lesser Prairie-Chicken Viewing – sold out
Saturday Woodward/Harper County Birding – 9 spots left
Saturday Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photographer’s Package Deposits – 3 spots left
Saturday Banquet with Kenn Kaufman – sold out

Sunday Lesser Prairie-Chicken Viewing – 1 spot left
Sunday Woodward/Harper County Birding – sold out
Sunday Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photographer’s Package Deposits – 4 spots left

Post Festival trips to Black Mesa, Wichita Mtns and SW Okla all have space available

Join us in Woodward, Oklahoma, in northwest Oklahoma April 10-17 for the 2019 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival. The 2019 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 2019:

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

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 2019.   

kenn-wadaingKeynote Speaker Kenn Kaufman

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.





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