Birding at Lovejoy Ranch
Birding at Lovejoy Ranch
Birding at Lovejoy Ranch
Birding at Lovejoy Ranch

Birding at Lovejoy Ranch

Valentine, NE

Lodging
Birding
6,500 acres
About this property

Lovejoy Ranch is a sixth-generation working cattle ranch owned and operated by Bob and Jody Dexter. The 6500-acre property is nestled in the north-central region of the unique grass-covered dunes of the Sandhills, just a short 20-minute drive to Valentine, Nebraska.


Cattle grazing through proper grass management provide wildlife a perfect habitat. The Evergreen Creek flows East through the land providing water to various ponds creating a natural environment for waterfowl. In the early mornings, you can count on hearing the rooster pheasants chatter and take off in flight as ranch chores begin, while turkeys leave their roosts and begin their day. When moving cattle through their pasture rotations you are sure to have a flock of prairie chickens and sharptail grouse take flight under your horse’s belly. El Lake, the beginning of the Evergreen creek, is a small lake stocked with an abundance of bass, northern pike, and bluegill.


The Ranch has RV and tent camping available, but hotel lodging is available in a short drive. Valentine is a small town at the junction of two major US Highways, 20 and 83. You can find just about anything you need here— there are two gun stores, a bait shop, a grocery store, etc.

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Land Details

Habitat Diversity
Prairie • Large Lakes • Wetlands • Deciduous Woodland
Public Access Within 25 Miles
National Parks: No
National Wildlife Refuges: Yes

Birding Details

Birding Amenities
Other activites: Yes. We have fishing available on the property.
Popular Bird Species
Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Cackling Goose, Wood Duck, Northern Bobwhite, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Greater Prairie-Chicken, Sandhill Crane, Upland Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit, White-rumped Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Black Tern, American Bittern, Short-eared Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Sedge Wren, Lapland Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Grasshopper Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Bobolink, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel

RV/Motorhome Details

RV/Motorhome Amenities
Cell Service
Electric Hookup
Water Hookup
Generators Allowed

Available Packages

1 Full Day Birding Trip (Non Migration)
1 Day 5 People
Package Price: $125.00

1 Full Day Birding Trip (Migration Season)
1 Day 5 People
Package Price: $750.00

Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 4:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 9:00 PM
  • Campfires: Allowed
  • Pets: Allowed on property
  • ATV's: Allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Vehicles: 3 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: Yes
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 5 Allowed

Landowner Rules: Everything that is brought in with you must go out. Always shut the gates. This is a working cattle ranch, please be mindful of the livestock and horses.

Cancellation Policy: A Guest on LandTrust has 48 hours from the time the Landowner accepts their booking request to cancel their booking and receive a full refund. After 48 hours from the moment the Landowner accepts a booking, there is no refund available to the Guest. View Policy.

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Jody D

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Available Packages

1 Full Day Birding Trip (Non Migration)
1 Day 5 People
Package Price: $125.00

1 Full Day Birding Trip (Migration Season)
1 Day 5 People
Package Price: $750.00