The Abbott Ranch
The Abbott Ranch
The Abbott Ranch
The Abbott Ranch

Birdwatching Experience in Gordon, NE

The Abbott Ranch

Nearest Town, Hyannis, Nebraska
Lodging Available
46,000 acres
What to Expect

“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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Hosted by

Carver A

5.0(2 reviews)
Questions about activities, lodging or amenities?

Land Details

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

Birdwatching Details

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
Cabin Description
Amazing bunkhouse with plenty of room to relax after a long day of hunting.

Available Packages

1 Full Day Birding Self-Guided Tour (Migration)
Starting at: $150.00
1 Day
1 Day
1 Full Day Birding Tour (Non-Migration)
Starting at: $50.00
1 Day
1 Day
2-Day, 1-Night Birding with Lodging & Dinner (Non-Migration)
Starting at: $300.00
2 Days
2 Days
2-Day, 1-Night Birding with Lodging & Dinner (Migration)
Starting at: $500.00
2 Days
2 Days

Property Details & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 8:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 8:00 AM
  • Nearby Interstate: No
  • Nearby Highway: No
  • Nearby Airport: N/A
  • 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: Refunds are only available within 48 hours of the landowner accepting your booking request.

Reviews (2)

5.0
  • Mike L
    Mike L
    May 2022

    Carver’s communication was both honest, friendly and timely. As he stated during our first conversation, the turkeys were a challenge to find and hunt, but we were able to tag out with 2 mature Toms. The terrain is highly conducive to spot and stalk in addition to good cover for set up along the river where we found birds. His suggestion of bringing the dirt bikes was greatly appreciated and allowed us to cover far more ground than in foot alone. Property has abundant waterfowl and would be a great selection.

  • NB
    Nolan B
    July 2021

    It's very rare for me to discover and add new species to my life list within North America, but it was easy on the Abbott Ranch. We birded there for an entire day and found 55 species, including Blue Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole, Blue winged teal, and the largest population of grasshopper sparrows I have ever seen. The landscapes were beautiful with well constructed paths and roads for driving 4-wheel drive. Everyone was very nice and offered a lot of help on locating species and areas of interest. Definitely will be returning in the spring to find some amazing species. Great place to enjoy birding in nature with privacy and no disturbances.

Landowner

Hosted by

Carver A

5.0(2 reviews)
Response rate: 68%

Location

Hosted by

Carver A

5.0(2 reviews)

Available Packages

1 Full Day Birding Self-Guided Tour (Migration)
Starting at: $150.00
1 Day
1 Day
1 Full Day Birding Tour (Non-Migration)
Starting at: $50.00
1 Day
1 Day
2-Day, 1-Night Birding with Lodging & Dinner (Non-Migration)
Starting at: $300.00
2 Days
2 Days
2-Day, 1-Night Birding with Lodging & Dinner (Migration)
Starting at: $500.00
2 Days
2 Days