All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Peregrines of Acadia

Seven peregrine falcons have hatched at Acadia National Park this year: four on the Precipice on Champlain Mountain, and three at Beech Cliff. And there might be more at Valley Cove, west of Somes Sound.
At Valley Cove, it's hard to determine if any birds have hatched because the breeding pair there is very secretive, King Johnston said.

"Where the Precipice pair is very obvious and very vocal, the female in particular, and easy to be seen, the Valley Cove pair is the exact opposite," she said. [Link]
The NPS website has a full account of the peregrines of Acadia, with weekly progress reports.


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