Get your binoculars ready.
Nebraska is at the peak of the Sandhill Crane season.
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says UNL studies show that more than 70,000 people will visit Nebraska to view the Sandhill Cranes and with that an $8-million economic impact. Wagner says Sandhill Crane viewing is one of the largest wildlife viewing opportunities in the world and it attracts visitors from all 50 states and from several countries.
He says crane numbers will peak this coming weekend and they will remain in the area until the first part of April. Upwards of a half-million of the large birds will be in Nebraska along the Platte River between Kearney and Grand Island.