5 Things To Do In Winter In Keith County
Winter is for the birds in Keith County! Our location on the Central Flyway 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. Winter opportunities include Red-tailed Hawks, at least 12 species of gulls, Western Grebe and much more. Bald Eagles begin showing up in larger numbers when the weather turns cold. CNPPID’s heated eagle viewing facility at Lake Ogallala opened the weekend of Jan. 8-9, and it will remain open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (MST) through February.
There is no guarantee that eagles will be present at all times. A
limited number of binoculars are available at the facilities, but
visitors are encouraged to bring their own viewing equipment.
(Subject to change depending on conditions – check ahead to verify at 308-284-2332.) Check the Lake McConaughy Birding Trails Map and Bird Species Checklist to get started on your birdwatching adventure. (Eagle photo: Teri Elmshaeuser)
2. HIKING & BEACHCOMBING
Lake McConaughy has 100+ miles of shoreline to explore,