Samuel R. McKelvie District, Nebraska National Forest

This section of forest is similar to that of the Bessey District, but is not so rich in migrants. The adjoining Merritt reservoir might also be visited for waterbirds. There is a sharp-tailed grouse blind available in spring that accommodates four people on a first-come basis. At the campground always a possibility of seeing migrating flycatchers and sparrows and nesting Red-breasted Nuthatches.