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  • Male peregrine falcon, © Andrew Poland
  • Peregrine falcon, © Andrew Poland
  • Peregrine falcon coming in to land, © Jeremy Knowles.
  • Male peregrine falcon and chick, © Andrew Poland.
  • Peregrine falcon in flight, © Jeremy Knowles.
  • Peregrine falcon after the kill, © John Porter.

Hardraw Force waterfall, © Britainonview / Martin Brent.

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A date with nature - peregrine falcons at Malham Cove, 2014

The peregrine falcon is one of the most impressive birds of prey in the country and we are very fortunate that they have nested at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales National Park since 1993.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) run a viewpoint so that you can see these wonderful birds along with many other birds that are characteristic of this upland area.

It's all part of the RSPB's 'A date with nature' project that gives people chance to get close to birds. So why not find out more by exploring these pages and make your date with nature?

The viewpoint is open, weather permitting, every Saturday to Wednesday (closed Thursday and Friday) from 5 April to 3 August 2014. On these days wardens will be present from 10.30am until 4.30pm.

Come and see us and the peregrines!

Malham Cove, location of the peregrine falcon watch viewpoint

All the information you will need to get to the peregrine falcon viewpoint - where it is, how to get to Malham Cove, what to expect and much, much more.

Find out all about the peregrine falcons at Malham Cove

A juvenille peregrine falcon on its favourite perch at Malham Cove. Image copyright Stan Parrott.

How long have peregrine falcons nested at Malham Cove? How many eggs have they laid? How many young have survived? The answers to these and other questions you have about the peregrines are answered here.

Is it just about the peregrine falcons?

Restart in flight. Image copyright Debbie Heslop.

Although the peregrine falcons are the main feature, there are plenty of other bird species to see at Malham Cove, not to mention other wildlife! Find out more about what else you can see here.

So what's a peregrine falcon then?

Peregrine falcon in flight. Image copyright Dale Bentham.

Don't know anything about peregrine falcons? Find out more with these handy links to the RSPB website.