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Old Tuesday 28th October 2014, 07:42   #1
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Lesser Prairie Chicken

Hello all

I wonder if anyone can help. recent information leads me to believe that Lesser Prairie Chicken is now very difficult in Colorado, is this the case? Can anyone provide details for a reliable Lek? I plan/hope to visit next April.

If not Colorado does anyone know reliable/easily accesible sites in New Mexico?

Any help will be much apreciated, many thanks

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Old Tuesday 28th October 2014, 08:33   #2
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Malcolm

I think I was told or perhaps read (source unknown) that there was only a single LPT at the Springfield lek this year and that it was not regular. There may be other private sites however. I think you may need to go to Kansas for one at an easily accessible site.

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Old Tuesday 28th October 2014, 09:04   #3
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Malcolm

I think I was told or perhaps read (source unknown) that there was only a single LPT at the Springfield lek this year and that it was not regular. There may be other private sites however. I think you may need to go to Kansas for one at an easily accessible site.

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Hi Alan

Thats pretty much what I had heard too. As I will be driving down to Tuscon I may hunt around for a site in New Mexico.

Thanks for replying

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Old Wednesday 29th October 2014, 03:29   #4
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The only ones that I know of being seen regularly have been on private lands, in the areas around Lamar, CO. I've been thinking about a spring chicken trip myself, so if I come across any good public spots I'll keep you posted.

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Old Wednesday 29th October 2014, 17:46   #5
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I have seen them during third week of April....east of Roswell,New Mexico....
try this site for details....www.rt66.com/~kjherman/audubon/LPC.html

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you might also want to consider Attwater Prairie Chickens although its some way down in Texas.....http://attwater.org/refuge/
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Old Wednesday 29th October 2014, 23:43   #7
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Malcolm,

For several years I have been eying make a reservation at Arena Dust Tours in Colorado but things keep coming up. Maybe this spring. Here is their site:

http://www.arenadusttours.com/index.html
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The only ones that I know of being seen regularly have been on private lands, in the areas around Lamar, CO.
The Arena Dust Tours that HantaYo referred to is the one I was thinking of, but the name had slipped my mind. I've heard good things about them.
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I have seen them during third week of April....east of Roswell,New Mexico....
try this site for details....www.rt66.com/~kjherman/audubon/LPC.html
A couple of years ago I had really good results at this site. It is essential to contact BLM ahead of time, but they were very helpful, so that was not a problem.

My visit was a few days into May (2013), but there were definitely still birds at the lek we visited. The early morning ride out there also gave common poorwill ...

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Another for the Arena Dust Tours. Very pleasant with great views
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There's a great and reliable Lesser Prairie-chicken lek in Woodward, OK, not far from the SE corner of Colorado. You sit in a blind on private land, and the owner will feed you breakfast later. You can stay on-site, as well.
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