Balds and Goldens are Outta Here

July 5, 2016

Thanks climbers for minding the seasonal nesting route closures and hikers for keeping noise to a minimum on the Canyon Trail. Smith Rock raptors had an excellent year with the confirmed fledging of Bald and Golden eaglets.

golden eagle leaving Smith Rock State Park
golden eagle leaving Smith Rock State Park

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.
  • The Picnic Lunch Wall/Voyage of the Cow Dog closure will remain in effect until further notice.
  • The 1st Kiss closure expired 6-30-16 but could be renewed once sufficient monitoring is completed.

For more information on the list of routes affected by the remaining Picnic Lunch Wall/Voyage of the Cow Dog closure, go here.