Among the hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes in the area now there are at least 55 whooping cranes. The most the game commision has ever seen at one time but the real unusual ones are a hooded crane, a native of China and Siberia plus two common cranes, natives of Eurasia. You have to wonder at the mystery, how did these wind up in Nebraska on the Platte waiting to migrate when the weather warms a bit. Hooded crane are a bit smaller but still a large bird. Body is black except for it's head.
Seems like there is a birdwatcherfor every bird. Restaurants are crowdesd and the motels all look like the have [plenty of cars around and I'll bet some of the cameras we see probably are worth a months income