Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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Peyton & Knaggs, "Blad Eagle Counts from Two Viewing Facilities, 1994-95 Season," from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1995) 63(2).


Copyright 1995, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (Central) opened the Johnson No. 2 (J-2) hydroelectric plant, located southeast of Lexington, to the public in 1998 for viewing the Bald Eagles that congregate along the spillway below the plant, and in 1990 provided a second viewing facility at Kingsley Dam below Lake McConaughy near Ogallala. Since the openings, over 30,000 visitors have registered at the two facilities.

Records of the number of Bald Eagles visible from the viewing facilities during the 1994-95 seasons are presented, as well as a brief review of numbers at the two sites since they were opened to the public.