2011 Festival

Photos and additional information from 2011 will be added soon!

Leks Treks & More, April 15-21, 2011

Join us in Woodward, Oklahoma, in northwest Oklahoma, for the 2011 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival. The 2011 festival will feature keynote speaker Bill Thompson III and workshops with featured artist Merlin Little Thunder. Check out the schedule of events, field trip information, bird lists, etc. on the main menu.

Keynote Speaker Bill Thompson III

Bill Thompson III is the editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest, the popular bimonthly magazine that has been published by his family since 1978. An avid bird watcher since the age of eight, Bill knew that birds would someday become the focus of his life. He’s the author of many books and his lighthearted and thought-provoking blog, Bill of the Birds, on the Bird Watcher’s Digest website, attracts nearly 1,000 daily readers from all over the world.

 

 

 

 

2011 Schedule of Events

Friday, April 15th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm        Opening Remarks & Orientation (at 6:00)
Flock & Mingle Reception, complimentary
snacks & hors d’oeuvres, Northwest Inn
Saturday, April 16th
5:00 am – 1:30 pm        Lesser Prairie-Chicken Viewing, Ranch Brunch &
Fence Marking
7:00 am – 4:00 pm        Harper/Woodward County Birding Trek
7:30 am – 12:00 pm      Prairie Dog Town Birding Trek
7:00 am – 12:00 pm      Selman Living Lab Prairie & Bat Workshop
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm        Workshops, Northwest Inn
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm        Dinner and Keynote, Cultural Center, Woodward
Sunday, April 17th
5:00 am – 1:30 pm        Lesser Prairie-Chicken Viewing, Ranch Brunch &
Fence Marking
7:00 am – 4:00 pm        Harper/Woodward County Birding Trek
7:30 am – 12:00 pm      Prairie Dog Town Birding Trek
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm        Workshops, Northwest Inn
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm        Dinner and Stargazing at Selman Living Lab
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm      Stargazing at Selman Living Lab
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm      Bat & Owl Prowl, Moth Black Lighting, Alabaster Caverns
(a few miles east of the Selman Lab)
Monday, April 18th5:00 am – 1:30 pm        Lesser Prairie-Chicken Viewing, Ranch Brunch &
Fence Marking
6:00 am – 10:00 am      Turkey Viewing Trek & Local Birding
7:00 am – 4:00 pm        Salt Pains National Wildlife Refuge
8:00 am – 2:00 pm        Alabaster Caverns & Freedom Trek
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm        Shattuck Windmill Museum & Dinner
Tuesday, April 19th
6:00 am – 6:00 pm        Wichita Mountains Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Trek
7:00 am                         Depart for Black Mesa Birding Trek (3 Days)
Wednesday, April 20st
7:00 am – 3:00 pm        Hackberry Flat Trek (extension of Wichita Mtns Trek)

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