For birders from across the country birding in Nebraska is synonymous with the amazing Sandhill Crane migration.  But the truth is that the Sandhills offer so much more than that for birders.  From Greater Prairie Chickens to Bald Eagles there are numerous viewing opportunities throughout the year in the Nebraska Sandhills.  The varying terrain of river valleys, forests, and of course the Sandhills combined with a relatively low level of human development means that there is an amazing amount of ecological diversity that makes a birding trip along Nebraska’s Highway 2 a must-see for birders.

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

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.