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 8 to 14 are scheduled based on availability and group size. Scheduling can be accommodated for professional tour groups or groups with a minimum of 8 people. Individuals or groups less than 8 may schedule on an Open To The Public Date.
Reservations for all tours are required.
Go to the Tour Dates & Info for updated information and to book your tour.
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.