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A pair of male prairie chickens fight with each other for a prime position on their mating “lek,” in an attempt to impress the female chickens on the Bluestem Prairie near Glyndon Friday morning. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Doing the prairie chicken strut

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Get ready for a blind date, spotting a life bird and being amazed with the travel patterns of a one-ounce bird and you’ll be set for the Festival of Birds.


Set for May 15-18, the festival will feature prairie chickens, shorebirds, passenger pigeons, the bobolink and more. Rosalind Renfrew is the keynote speaker, and there will be a variety of events and destinations throughout the festival.

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