Peregrines are Back at Nesting Cliffs

Vermont biologists and community scientists have been braving the elements to monitor Peregrine Falcon nesting cliffs since early April, and there are more than 50 cliffs that appear to be occupied by these majestic falcons.  We have documented at least one new territory this year.  Most pairs have begun the nesting process and should be hatching young by mid May.  Several cliffs have been closed either to rock climbing or hiking so as to minimize disturbance to the birds during this critical time of the breeding season.  Stay tuned for specifics on cliff closures when hiking trails officially open in late May.  For more information on Vermont Peregrine Falcon recovery, visit

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