Every winter well over 100 Bald Eagles gather at Conowingo Dam, along the lower Susquehanna River in northern Maryland to feast on fish which are sucked through the giant turbines as this dam generates electricity for the Baltimore area.

And every winter I make at least one trip to Conowingo Dam to enjoy observing the many Bald Eagles perched in the trees, on the rocky shore, and in the electric towers that line the Susquehanna River right below the dam.

The first thing you may notice as you get out of your car may not be the Eagles, however. You’ll know exactly where to observe the Bald Eagles just by noticing the large flocks of birders with huge lenses attached to their cameras!

When I was there last weekend, I counted over 125 Eagles, with many adults with their gleaming white heads and tails, and also many immature Eagles, who are a much darker mottled brown. It takes 5 years for Bald Eagles to attain adult plumage.


Maryland is a great state for birding! And if you’re in the Baltimore area, be sure to check out the Baltimore Ravens or the Baltimore Orioles 😉


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