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Several cliffs closed due to nesting falcons

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont are reminding hikers that several cliffs are closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

Biologist John Buck says peregrine nesting is underway. He said the falcons are very sensitive to humans. Climbers and hikers are asked to stay a respectful distance away from the nests.

The closed areas include trails leading to the cliff tops or overlooks.

They are:

Barnet Roadcut (Barnet), Route 5 pullout

Bolton Notch (Bolton), upper west cliff

Deer Leap (Bristol)

Fairlee Palisades (Fairlee), cliff top

Marshfield Mt (Marshfield), portions closed to climbing

Mt. Horrid (Goshen), Great Cliff overlook

Nichols Ledge (Woodbury), cliff top

Rattlesnake Pt (Salisbury), cliff top

Snake Mountain (Addison), overlook south of pond

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