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McCook, Nebraska’s entertaining Greater Prairie Chickens’ mating dance

Greater Prairie Chickens doing their dance in the fields surrounding McCook, Nebraska
Thomas Wilmer
Thomas Wilmer

Carol Schlegel says, “They’re whimsical, charming and fascinating—the elusive Greater Prairie Chickens strut their stuff in a spectacular show every Spring in the countryside around McCook. Early morning birders head out on weekends in late March and April to observe the mating dance. Schlegel’s Chicken Dance Tours includes an orientation the evening before viewing. Transportation, the viewing experience and breakfast are included in the tour fee.

Prairie Chicken Dance Tours was started in 2012 by Red Willow County Tourism in McCook, Southwest Nebraska.

Greater Prairie Chicken mating dance
Credit Prairie Chicken Tours McCook, Nebraska
Greater Prairie Chicken mating dance


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