Lesser Prairie Chickens

LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN VIEWING TOURS

Each Spring, at sunup, from about mid March to mid May, the Lesser Prairie Chicken can be seen on the western plains of Kansas performing their calling, dancing and mating rituals, called "lekking".  Logan, Gove and Scott Counties offer some of the best places in the world to view these birds.

LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN VIEWING

Lek viewings are booked through the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center.  The tours are managed and conducted by Prairie Tours & Guide Service, LLC.

Groups from 4 to 14 are scheduled based on availability and group size.  Scheduling can be accommodated for professional tour groups or groups with a minimum of four people.   

Reservations for all tours are required.  
2023 schedule, rates and public view dates have not been set yet.  Go to the Tour Dates & Info for updated information.

PRAIRIE TOURS

Prairie Chicken Lekking
Prairie Chicken Lekking

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Lesser Prairie Chicken lekking
Lesser Prairie Chicken lekking

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Greater & Lesser Prairie Chicken
Greater & Lesser Prairie Chicken

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Prairie Tours
Lesser Prairie Chicken Lek

WHAT THE HECK IS A LEK?

It's basically a mating party where a group of males come together in a specific area to "woo" a mate with their "lekking" routine which may lead to a mating invitation....... or an icy rejection.  Each morning the male birds will come to the same spot, also loosely referred to as a lek, to show off and strut their stuff in hopes of winning the pleasure of a hen.  Hens choose a mate based on their lekking sills.  The cooing, bellowing, sparring and dancing is a prairie spectacle that lasts throughout the mating season.