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Falcon nesting closes some areas around Sequoia

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A section of the Sequoia National Forest and surrounding areas are closed to the public to provide privacy to peregrine falcons that are nesting.

The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1jUdWFW) areas within 1/4 mile of Chimney Rock in the forest, the Hume Lake Ranger District and Giant Sequoia National Monument were shut down over the weekend.

The closure will remain in effect until Aug. 15, or until nesting concludes, to avoid disturbing the birds

The newspaper says the recovery of peregrine falcon populations in North America has been a great conservation success.

The birds have rebounded after a low point of just two known breeding pairs in California. The peregrine falcon was removed from the state list of threatened and endangered animals in 2009.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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