Birding at The Abbott Ranch
Birding at The Abbott Ranch
Birding at The Abbott Ranch
Birding at The Abbott Ranch

Birding at The Abbott Ranch

Merriman, NE

Lodging
Birding
46,000 acres
About this property

“Like the Sahara desert, but covered top to bottom in lush green grass.”

With over 30,000 acres of rolling, natural grass in the heart of the Sandhills in Nebraska, the Abbott Ranch is happy to welcome you. Originally homesteaded in the late 1800s, this sixth-generation working cattle ranch has provided an abundance of wildlife for over a century. In addition to the grasslands, our ranch consists of shelterbelts, ponds, marshes, and wetland areas. We have 30 miles of spring-fed, open-water tributaries of natural rivers, creeks, and man-made ditches, including an 11 mile stretch along the Snake River.

The ranch is comprised of two locations; the Largest being the main ranch location and the smaller ‘tailbone,' ranch located 20 miles away. A variety of waterfowl can frequently be found throughout the entire ranch.

Our lodging entails an old, ranch-style bunkhouse that has been well maintained. The bunkhouse has beds for nine people, plus a couch for a tenth. It includes plenty of chairs, a TV, fridge, microwave, and a full bathroom. In addition, the ranch barn hayloft is just 40 yards away and offers a great entertainment area with a bar, pool table, shuffleboard, TV, fridge, microwave, grill, and wood stove. Wifi is available in the bunkhouse, although cell service is spotty throughout the property.

The Abbott Ranch is looking forward to meeting you and supporting your next booked trip!

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Land Details

Habitat Diversity
Prairie • Agricultural Cropland • Wetlands • Large Lakes
Public Access Within 25 Miles
National Parks: No
National Wildlife Refuges: No

Birding Details

Birding Amenities
Catering: Yes.
Other activites: Yes.
Popular Bird Species
Greater White-fronted Goose, Cackling Goose, Wood Duck, Northern Bobwhite, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Sandhill Crane, Upland Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Black Tern, American Bittern, Bell's Vireo, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bobolink, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel

Cabin Details

8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
6 Single
3 Queen
Cabin Amenities
Towels
Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Pillows
Fridge
Freezer
Wifi
Pet's Allowed Inside
Hot Water
Shower
Electricity
Garbage Area
Drinking Water

Available Packages

1 Full Day Birding Self-Guided Tour (Migration)
1 Day 6 People
Package Price: $900.00

1 Full Day Birding Tour (Non-Migration)
1 Day 6 People
Package Price: $300.00

2-day, 1-night Birding with Lodging & Dinner (Non-Migration)
2 Days 8 People
Package Price: $2,400.00

2-day, 1-night Birding with Lodging & Dinner (Migration)
2 Days 8 People
Package Price: $4,000.00

2-day, 1-night Fishing with Lodging & Dinner
2 Days 8 People
Package Price: $2,400.00

Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 4:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 8:00 PM
  • Campfires: Not allowed
  • Pets: Allowed on property
  • ATV's: Allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Vehicles: 8 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: Yes
  • Walk-in Access: No
  • Guests: 8 Allowed

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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Hello, I'm Carver A.

Available Packages

1 Full Day Birding Self-Guided Tour (Migration)
1 Day 6 People
Package Price: $900.00

1 Full Day Birding Tour (Non-Migration)
1 Day 6 People
Package Price: $300.00

2-day, 1-night Birding with Lodging & Dinner (Non-Migration)
2 Days 8 People
Package Price: $2,400.00

2-day, 1-night Birding with Lodging & Dinner (Migration)
2 Days 8 People
Package Price: $4,000.00

2-day, 1-night Fishing with Lodging & Dinner
2 Days 8 People
Package Price: $2,400.00