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Eagle view is back after a COVID shutdown

The eagle viewing facility provided by the central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation...
The eagle viewing facility provided by the central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District is back open after being closed for over a year and a half due to COVID.(KASEY MINTZ, KSNB)
Published: Dec. 26, 2021 at 10:08 PM CST
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LEXINGTON, Neb. (KSNB) - The eagle viewing facility provided by the central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District is back open after being closed for over a year and a half due to COVID.

The CNPPID started letting people observe eagles from their facility about seven miles outside Lexington in the 1990′s. It offers a viewpoint of the eagles that are perched on trees alongside the Lake Ogallala.

They provide bleachers and binoculars for people to sit and watch the national bird, and the best part is there is no charge.

Mark Peyton with the CNPPID said he came out of retirement to help facilitate these eagle viewings.

“The Bald Eagle was always one of my favorite birds, I’m a biologist by trade,” Peyton said. “Back in 1976 when we had the bi-centennial, they went out and counted them and there were less than two thousand of them in the lower 48 states. So they really went to a lot of effort to protect them at that time. Now we have 2,000 of them in Nebraska.”

Peyton warns people should make not to make noise because the eagles are easily disturbed.

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