Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival
3202 1st St
See and hear the quickly vanishing lesser prairie chicken displaying on its booming and gobbling grounds at the annual Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival in Woodward. A popular birding event in the state of Oklahoma, visitors to this festival are invited to come share and experience the natural heritage of the high plains of northwest Oklahoma with activities that include prairie dog, turkey and owl viewing, as well as geocaching, star gazing and nature workshops.
Join the Oklahoma Audubon Council for an amazing prairie experience. This year's event will include another round of field trips and workshops, such as lesser prairie chicken viewing from blinds or vans, an opportunity to actively participate in protecting the species by helping to mark fences in the area and much more.
Come to Woodward's Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival and embark on a series of field trips led by local experts around northwest Oklahoma plus an excursion to Black Mesa. Visitors to this much-loved birding event will also enjoy an art show and sale showcasing local artists and vendors, as well as a variety of informative workshops and speakers. Most events require pre-registration.
Other species of birds that may be spotted besides the popular lesser prairie chicken include the snowy plover, burrowing owl, prairie falcon, least tern, roadrunner, chestnut-collared longspur, scissor-tailed flycatcher, canyon wren, rock wren, indigo bunting, lark sparrow and more. Whether enjoying a birding trek in the early morning, or setting out on a nighttime owl prowl, the Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival is a bird-lover's paradise.