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Nov 5, 2010
China Bend has a very high profile bird closure that must be taken seriously or the area risks permanent closure. There is a golden eagles nest on the cliff. The nest has failed for the last 5 years, likely due to climbers. The WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is very concerned about this nest and would like to work with climbers on a voluntary closure. Unfortunately golden eagles are more sensitive to human disturbance than peregrines, and need a lot of space. Simply hiking to the base of this climbing area will disturb these birds. This bird closure encompasses every climb in the area for most of the spring.
We are looking for a local who would be willing to work with Fish and Wildife and WA Climbers Coalition to post signs.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would be willing to help out by posting some signs and posters in shops in Easter WA.
By Chuck McQuade
From: Golden, CO
May 1, 2011
|We saw 2 large eagles, I assume Golden's that appeared to be nesting at the next large cliff band further down from the crag. Is it possible they have moved?|
By David Stephens
From: Spokane WA.
Nov 26, 2011
|Starting 2012 Feb 15th thru April 15th The Main Cliff is closed. Raptor Nesting. If more info is needed please contact me on this site or email@example.com Will remain closed till July 31 2013|
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