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Winter Bird Watching

Due to its incredible species diversity and location on cental flyways, Lake Mac is known as a birdwatching hotspot.  Bald eagles are among the lake area’s most notable winter stars, but there are many other winter visitors and permanent residents.   Winter visitant species include  purple finch, California gull, common redpoll, cedar waxwing, snow bunting  and ring-necked duck.   Year round avian residents include northern cardinal, American kestral, black-capped chickadee and downy woodpecker.  Check the Lake McConaughy Birding Trails Map and Bird Species Checklist to plan your birding trip.  Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District provides a heated eagle viewing facility that is open weekends January 7 through early March.  Check our calendar for hours.

(photo credit:  California Gull by Joel Jorgansen,

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Eagle Viewing

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District provides a heated eagle viewing facility below the dam for the public.  It will be open

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Little Church at Keystone

Come tour the newly restored Little Church at Keystone.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Little Church has been restored and renovated for another century in its role as an important monument to religious cooperation on th

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