Last Chance to Eagle Watch Coming Up at Viewing Facilities


Holdrege – Saturday and Sunday will be the last chance to watch bald eagles from The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's eagle-viewing facilities at the Johnson No. 2 Hydroplant.

Viewing opportunities from the facilities have been good this winter, with many bald eagles spending the winter months near Central's hydroelectric plants.

The eagle-viewing facility at the Johnson No. 2 (J-2) Hydroplant south of Lexington will be open for the last two days of the season from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Kingsley viewing center will not be open, but Central will be hosting the Raptor Recovery Nebraska at the Lake McConaughy Visitors Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

After a relatively slow start because of mild weather conditions, the number of eagles sighted from the J-2 power house averaged around 20, while eagle numbers at Kingsley Dam ranged as high as 100, with large numbers of swans, gulls, and ducks also visible from the viewing facility.

There is no admission fee at either site and reservations are not needed to visit.