- DO NOT stop on roadways, driveways or any other farm road or gated entry.
- DO NOT attempt to approach birds on their roosts. One alarm call from a bird can send the entire flock into a panicked flight using up precious energy reserves.
- Most land in the Platte River valley is private property. Always obtain permission before entering and respect the rights of people who live and work in the area.
- Approaching cranes or migratory waterfowl while in the field will disrupt their feeding, since they are used to being hunted by humans. Use your vehicle as a ‘blind’ and stay in your car or right next to it.
- Harassing cranes and other birds by honking your horn, flashing your lights or yelling is not only illegal, it also disturbs the birdwatching experience for others.
- Weather conditions can change rapidly on the Great Plains during late winter and early spring. Plan accordingly by bringing attire that is suitable for low windchills.
Please keep safety in the forefront of your mind.