Festival of Birds
Join us for the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds May 15-18, 2014. Birdwatching tours, workshops, presentations and more!
See the latest activities, events, and conservation work of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
See the spectacular annual mating ritual of the Greater Prairie Chicken in an activity known as “booming”. This primitive ceremony pits bird against bird as male chickens stake out territory to attract hens for mating. The most dominate and aggressive males will hold the center of the “booming ground”, which is called a lek.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2014