Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
May
28
Sat
7:00 am Big Mac Bass Attack
Big Mac Bass Attack
May 28 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
7:30 pm Drive-In Movie Night @ Keith County Fairgrounds
Drive-In Movie Night @ Keith County Fairgrounds
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Keith County Historical Society presents the Drive-In Movie Night Fundraiser Saturday, May 28 at the Keith County Fairgrounds.  Showtimes 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm featuring The Sandlot and Top Gun.   Bring blankets and[...]

Birding

Check these hotels for seasonal birdwatching discounts!

Due to habitat diversity, Keith County, Nebraska is considered “the best place in the state and the third best in the country to go birding,” according to noted ornithologist and author Dr. Paul Johnsgard, UNL Professor Emeritus. Our location on central migration flyways and proximity to large bodies of water add up to ideal conditions for birds. More than 360 species have been identified in the area, with over 100 breeding species. Spring and fall migration time are especially good opportunities to spot Sandhill cranes, white pelicans, ducks, geese, and shore birds. Check the Lake McConaughy Birding Trails Map and Bird Species Checklist to get started.

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The lake region is also the best place in the state to view America’s national bird, the bald eagle. Eagles gather in large numbers during the winter months below Kingsley Dam on Lake Ogallala. The Kingsley Hydroplant creates open water, which allows the eagles to fish for food. Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District maintains a public eagle viewing facility below the south end of Kingsley Dam.

Eagle photos courtesy of Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigiation District.  

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For more information about the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation fund, see NebraskaWildlifeFund.org.