Kansas Lek Treks Prairie-Chicken Festival

Friday, Apr 12, 2024 at 4:00am

Various Venues in Hays, KS
785-537-4385

The third annual Kansas Lek Treks Prairie-Chicken Festival is to be held in Hays, Kansas.

The highlight of this birding festival will include opportunities to view both Greater and Lesser Prairie-Chickens. No birdwatcher should miss seeing this yearly ritual unfold as males fight among themselves and display to females. The timing of the festival coincides with the peak of prairie-chicken breeding and female visitation to the lek.

Schedule of Events:

4:00am - 1:00pm: Prairie-Chicken viewing from blinds (vans leave from Best Western; snacks and breakfast included)

5:30am - 1:00pm: Prairie-Chicken viewing from vans (vans leave from Best Western; snacks and breakfast included)

6:30am - 8:00am: Bird Walk (carpool from Best Western entrance; no snacks or breakfast provided)

8:30am - 5:00pm: Field Trips to Globally Important Wetlands or Prairie-Chicken Management at Smoky Valley Ranch (vans leave from Best Western; snacks and lunch included)

6:00pm - 9:00pm: 'Night at the Museum' hosted by Sternberg Museum including 'behind-the-scenes' tours, exhibits, prairie-chicken biology presentation, sponsor tables, and more (Sternberg Museum, with shuttle vans from Best Western; light dinner provided)

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