Each year climbing closures for peregrine falcon nesting season are in effect on Moro Rock from April 1 through August 15. These closures protect peregrine falcons as they nest and raise their young.
Peregrine falcons nested on Moro Rock historically, but then disappeared when they neared extinction due to DDT. When use of DDT stopped in this country, populations of these falcons and other birds began to rebound. Peregrines can once again be seen in these parks. Falcons can be very sensitive to human activity in their nest area and may abandon it if disturbed. Nest sites are monitored to gather current information on use and to ensure prompt re-opening of these areas. Closures are subject to change based on current nesting status.
By respecting closures, you play an active role in the conservation of these amazing birds. We appreciate your support.
Last updated: September 28, 2023