Where Eagles Dare

Four bald Eagle nests located in the area south of Omaha.

The latest active nest map from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission shows one nest along the Missouri River a few miles south of Plattsmouth and three more along the Platte River separating Cass and Sarpy counties.

The Cassgram reports a record 90 active bald eagle nests were observed in Nebraska during the 2011 breeding season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The previous record was 54.

From 1980 to 1995 there was an average of 744 bald eagles counted in Nebraska during the annual midwinter surveys. From 1996 to 2011 the average increased to 990 bald eagles.

The state's first successful modern bald eagle nest was observed in 1991 in Douglas County. “The increase in the number of nesting bald eagles in the state over the past two decades is nothing short of remarkable,” said Joel Jorgensen, Game and Parks' nongame bird program manager.


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