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Conowingo Dam

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zwzzzjim wrote a review Apr 2020
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Bold Eagle Fishing 113, Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, MD, USA --zwzzjim 100 Bald Eagles gather at Conowingo Dam, along the lower Susquehanna River in northern Maryland to feast on fish.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Diane4217 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kingston, New York17 contributions6 helpful votes
This is the most amazing place to see Eagles and Vultures. Just watching the water flow out of the dam is cool too.. Well worth the visit
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Taryn P wrote a review Jan 2020
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Beautiful setting with lots of photographers hoping to get the perfect shot of the Eagles. Get there early and get your spot!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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dawnweek8_9 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pasadena, Maryland14 contributions25 helpful votes
The Conowingo Dam is a great place to see Eagles. More specifically, the area you want to go to is called Fisherman's park. That is the area where people go to view the eagles. I would suggest you first drive over the dam because it is an experience. Then I would suggest you visit the visitor center. There are only port a potties at Fisherman's park and there is a nice bathroom at the visitor center. The woman working at the visitor center was very helpful. Then go to Fisherman's park. Make sure you dress for at least 10 degrees colder than the actual temperature. The park is in the shade and the water is colder then the air temperature. I spent two hours there on 12/28/19 and saw around 15 eagles. The regulars that were there complained that they usually see around 100 on each visit. If you are not a regular I assume you will be as thrilled as I was that I was able to see 15. Realize that the eagles by the Dam are a distance away and you will need decent equipment to be able to view them.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ggabphotography wrote a review Dec 2019
Sterling, Virginia10 contributions
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I stayed over in Aberdeen arriving Wednesday the 18th. I was at the Dam by sunrise on the 19th. A lot of Black Buzzards and Gulls, with a smattering of Mature and immature Eagles. A lot of activity flying around, back and forth to the trees very high in the sky. The Dam was producing electricity, yet I didn't see anything diving for fish nor did I see any birds fighting for fish. It was very strange. I left around 10:30 and returned at 2:00 for more of the same. Friday the 20th I returned around 0930 and parked by the boat ramped. I figured, lets see what is happening a bit downstream. Well, it was barren. No Gulls, for a while no Black Buzzards and No Eagles. I then noticed across the river a singular Eagle sitting on a structurer. I saw it fly around and land on a nest on the far bank. The nest was atop of a tall Electrical Tower. I stayed until noon then headed back home. All in all, a very disappointing trip. The temp was 28 at sunrise with a high of 35. The lot was empty. Apparently the locals either know something I don't or have recognized that the activity has died down.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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