Peregrine Falcons return to Montana during March and April and nest on cliffs. They prefer nesting cliffs over major waterways and small streams. However, they will occasionally nest several miles from water. Generally, they prefer the large faces on cliffs over 150 feet in height. Peregrine lay 1-5 eggs in late April and early May. Incubation lasts approximately
days and the young spend another
in the eyrie before they fledge from the nesting ledge.
Peregrines are attracted to the higher cliffs.
We have several eyries located in abandoned stick nests.