Habitat includes 120 acres of wetland and 40 acres of upland across the road from Mallard Haven.
Central Platte/Western Rainwater Basins
Weseman Waterfowl Production Area
Habitat includes 80 acres of wetland and 80 acres of upland. In the mid-1990’s this property was purchased by The Nature Conservancy through a cooperative effort with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture. Restoration work included filling a large pit along the property’s south
West Sacramento Wildlife Management Area
Wetland surrounded by grassy uplands. Great for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Occasionally a peregrine falcon is seen as well as many other raptor species.
Whitefront Wildlife Management Area
Habitat includes 106 acres of marsh with about 7 acres of permanent water, 158 acres of cropland and 10 acres of pasture. Purchased by Nebraska Game and Park Commission in 1998, it provides valuable wetland habitat for migratory waterfowl and other birds. A restoration including sediment and tree removal was
Wilkins Lagoon Waterfowl Production Area
Habitat includes 321 acres of wetland and 208 acres of upland habitat. Another large “spring” basin that should be checked during that particular season. Dirt roads from every direction can make access impossible during wet spells.
Youngson Waterfowl Production Area
Habitat includes 113 acres of wetland and 70 acres of upland. At times good to excellent for shorebirds and waterfowl. These two areas are only a couple miles apart and are surrounded by areas with gulleys and outpost sandhills.
Some birds seen here include nuthatches, golden-crowned kinglets, European collared doves, warblers, fox sparrows.
Crystal Lake State Recreational Area
Free camping and primitive facilities. Picnic shelters and electrical hookups are available. A Nebraska State Park entry permit is required. Surrounding mature woodlands are good for warblers, thrushes, sparrows and flycatchers. The lake is attractive to a variety of waders and waterfowl.
Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn
The Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn offers a pleasant and convenient place to stay while enjoying abundant birding opportunities in the Central Platte and Rainwater Basin region. This region is famed for the Sandhill Crane migration each March, as well as abundant migratory shorebirds and waterfowl spring-fall. The Inn is