Whimsical, charming, fascinating - and for most of the year, elusive - Southwest Nebraska’s Greater Prairie Chickens strut their stuff in a spectacular show each Spring. Join a group of early morning birders on weekends in late March and early April to observe the annual mating dance that will enchant, amaze and thrill you!
Every spring, something magical happens in the heart of Nebraska. More than 80 percent of the world’s population of Sandhill Cranes converge on Nebraska’s Platte River. The Sandhill Cranes travel from southern wintering grounds to northern breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. They stop along the Platte to rest and gain body fat
as they prepare for their journey.
View the American White Pelican spring migration through south-central Nebraska at the Harlan County
Reservoir, where these elegant giants of the sky stop to feed on large carp and other fish for several weeks. Many other migrating bird species can also be seen at the lake at this time of year. There are no fees to enter the parks or to view the birds.