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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.

Peregrine Falcons Are Back

Peregrine Falcons Are Back

And with that announcement comes the joint announcement of nesting area closures in the Picnic Lunch Wall and First Kiss areas that are in effect until June 30, 2016. Smith Rock State Park is very lucky to have these birds choose the park as their safe breeding turf. It's rare that they travel away from wetlands, so be sure to bring your binoculars.