Monday, Jul. 13, 2009


Photo credit: Theo Allofs / Corbis

You've seen them on coins, dollar bills and Donovan McNabb's helmet. But have you ever seen a bald eagle in person? The once endangered species and national bird has been making a comeback in recent years, and Nebraska has set up viewing areas to watch the flocks that congregate there in winter. One of the most popular spots is on the shores of Lake Ogallala, below the Kingsley Dam. During peak periods (December to February), more than 200 birds often congregate to pluck fish from the icy waters. It's bound to be more awe-inspiring than watching our national flower. Admission: free