The Selman Ranch offers 14,000 acres of mixed grass prairie, eight miles of creek bottom and an excellent bird habitat with a sand and salt flat nesting area. A variety of species can be viewed, from the Snowy plovers, Least Terns and Lesser Prairie Chicken, to many migratory birds such as a large variety of hawks and falcons and occasionally Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles. You will also see Native sparrows, Cassin’s Rufous Crowned Field Sparrow, Grasshoppers Sparrows, Harris’s Sparrow and many more! We are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFW) to improve the overall habitat, especially for the Prairie Chicken. We are very pleased to be working with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) to develop a birding and wildlife-viewing trail. “The Western Oklahoma Wildlife Trail” or W.O.W. Trail.
- Prairie Chicken Viewing- March 15-June 1
- Least Tern and Snowy Plovers- May 15- Aug 15
- Year Round Birding and Wildlife viewing available
- Birding per day – $75
- Prairie Tours – $50
- Birding and Prairie Tours – $115
- Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Association, www.owpha.org, providing wildlife viewing and conservation in NW Oklahoma
All rates are subject to change or adjustment at any time
We are proud of our Western heritage and are working very hard to preserve the native Prairie Habitat. As a result of these efforts, we have abundant wildlife and birding opportunities. In addition there is abundant native plants, grasses and reptiles to observe. Including the Texas Horned Lizard, Prairie Dogs, the Rio Grande Turkey, the Whitetail and Mule Deer, Mountain Boomer, Swift Fox, Bobcats, Badger’s, Coyotes, the rare hog and much more!