The first sandhill cranes can be seen as early as mid-February, however large numbers usually appear in early March. Timing
Welcome to your next Byway adventure
The peaceful grace of the gently rolling Nebraska Sandhills lay like a blanket over the Ogallala Aquifer and provide an ever-changing backdrop for scores of wildlife and millions of birds that traverse the North American Central Flyway every year. Springtime is approaching, and it is nearly time for the annual spring migration of the Sandhill Crane — A World Class Natural Wonder. It’s the incredible starry nights of your dreams. Historic towns and villages. Meandering rivers. The history of pioneers and the plains. Find it all along the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway.