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Smith Rock State Park raptors

Smith Rock Has Some Tough Birds

Smith Rock Has Some Tough Birds

When rumors circulated that the parents of the Bald and Golden Eagles had abandoned their nests with the big snow the park got in February, we reached out to Park Management. While former Smith Rock State Park Naturalist David Vick retired last year, that hasn’t stopped him from caring how nesting season is going.

Raptor Closures Season Ends Early

Raptor Closures Season Ends Early

Normally falcon and eagle nesting closures remain in effect through July, but this season it ended early since the nests are empty. Maybe they couldn't take our extended heat wave in June?