If conducted properly, “ecotourism” can benefit both animals and people.

These public viewing sites are often operated by government agencies, non-profit organizations, or private citizens, who care deeply for these birds.

Many of the people operating the sites work very hard to ensure the viewers get a closer view of these spring dancers. By doing so, they hope to increase the public’s awareness and have more people understanding their needs for conservation.

It is easy for people to care and be passionate about something, when they see it and appreciate its beauty.  Sure it is not easy to get up early in the morning and wait in a cold blind, but I can guarantee it sure will be worth it!