Status in the Cedar

Rattlesnake Ledge

Peregrine falcons have been nesting successfully on Rattlesnake Ledge in the Cedar River Watershed for several years.

A pair of peregrine falcons has been nesting on Rattlesnake Ledge, a large cliff adjacent to Rattlesnake Lake, since 2000. No other nest sites have been located within the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, although comprehensive surveys have not been conducted. There are few other large cliffs in close proximity to lakes or large wetlands within the watershed. Peregrines have not been observed wintering in the watershed. Falcons that nest within the watershed likely migrate to lower elevations and winter in estuaries near the Puget Sound.