Peregrine Falcons Return to Tallulah Gorge State Park

A pair of peregrine falcons has built a nest and appear to be raising chicks again this year at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

Biologists and birders are excited about the birds’ return to Tallulah Gorge. Bob Sargent, a program manager with the Department of Natural Resources’ Nongame Conservation Section, noted that many people have worked to bring the species back from the brink of extinction.

Tallulah Gorge State Park visitors are welcome to bring binoculars to overlook 9 to view the nest. An information box is stationed at the overlook; however, guests are encouraged to stop at the Interpretive Center first to get directions and viewing tips.

Last year was the first time in nearly 75 years that a peregrine nest in a natural setting had been spotted in Georgia. The only other known nests in the state are atop city office buildings.