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Balds and Goldens are Outta Here

Thanks climbers for minding the seasonal nesting route closures and hikers for keeping noise to a minimum on the Canyon Trail.

golden eagle leaving Smith Rock State ParkSmith Rock raptors had an excellent year with the confirmed fledging of Bald and Golden eaglets.

The Peregrine Falcons got a late start but the chicks should be fledged by late July. We don’t have confirmation on the 1st Kiss Prairie Falcons fledging status.

Here’s the synopsis as of July 5, 2016:

  • The Golden Eagle closure has been lifted.
  • The Bivouac Bald Eagle closure has been lifted.