Peregrine Falcon in flight.

2024 Trapps Peregrine Falcon Closure Lifted

The Mohonk Preserve has announced that the Peregrine Falcon closure in the Trapps will be lifted as of Saturday, June, 29, 2024.

Unfortunately, the nest was not succesful, but another nest in Millbrook thankfully was. We have the privilege to climb in this beautiful nature preserve and we appreciate your cooperation in respecting this temporary closure.

Learn more about Peregrines on the Shawangunk Ridge on the Mohonk Preserve website.

Here’s the announcement from the Mohonk Preserve:

Temporary Climbing Restrictions Lifted

We are glad to report that there was a successful peregrine fledgling from the Millbrook nest site. Unfortunately, this year’s peregrine falcon nest at the Trapps did not succeed. Peregrine nests can fail for multiple reasons, including predation, temperature changes and human or animal disturbance, and our Patrol Rangers and Peregrine Watch team are assessing the Trapps eyrie.

As a result of this development, we will be removing the temporary climbing restrictions in the Trapps on Saturday, June 29. 

We thank our dedicated Conservation Science staff and Peregrine Watch participants for their diligent observations of the peregrine sites and the climbing community for their patience and support of our efforts to protect these amazing falcons.

Peregrine Falcon photo by Carl Mueller.

Photo by Carl Mueller.