Peregrine Closure 2015

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Peregrine Closure 2015

Postby Joe » Mon May 04, 2015 9:29 am

One pair of peregrines are again nesting at the Cochrane Lane cliffs this year. They have relocated the nest site to the L-Shape area of the cliff, a site last used in 2008. The birds are nesting near DDT and Some Enchanted Evening.

All climbing routes are now closed between “Partners in Crime” and “Gumby’s Roof”. This includes all routes within Dawn Wall, Upper Dawn Wall, Gallery Wall, The Alley, and the left side of Joe’s Garage to Gumby’s Roof. These areas will be closed until 1 August, or until further notice.

CFB Gagetown's Range Control has been notified of this closure. I assume they’ll put up a map or notification at the cliff, and will be enforcing this closure.

The old nesting site around Cheekbone Corner will be open to all climbing.

This closure is similar to what we used in 2008. Generally, the nest is high on the cliff, and very hard to access from the top. This closure will provide the birds with adequate protection from any disturbance from climbers.

Thank you for your cooperation in protecting the breeding success of these rare birds.
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Re: Peregrine Closure 2015

Postby Greg » Tue May 05, 2015 8:12 am

Thanks for the update on the birds Joe. Glad to hear the litter critters are back. Let the aerial acrobatic shows begin. This will be a good opportunity for folks to get back to the Cheekbone and surrounding area in early season which has not been possible for quite some time.
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Re: Peregrine Closure 2015

Postby Joe » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:50 am

This year's closure of the L-Shape area because of nesting peregrine falcons is now over as of 1 Aug. Range Control has been notified, however this was overridden by the overall closure for military activities. Remember to always call in to Range Control to get the most up-to-date reports on area access.
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