For several years, BC Parks has been conducting surveys each spring to try to determine locations of Peregrine Falcon nest sites on the Stawamus Chief. Surveys are conducted with the help of volunteers, and climbing routes are monitored and closed as necessary to help avoid disturbing nest sites.
This year, although BC Parks never determined the exact nest site, it appears that falcons nested somewhere in the South Gully. In addition, nesting appeared to have been successful with at least two juvenile falcons observed fledged and flying in the area.
For more details on the 2017 survey, a description of how the monitoring program is conducted each year and information on how you can help, please click here.
SES is grateful to Joanna Hirner and BC Parks for their work to help protect the Peregrines.