Talus Slopes & Cliffs
SPECIES LISTED PREFERRED SEASONS COMMENTS

American Kestrel

   

Sp,Su

May nest in cliffs.

Black Rat Snake

E

 

W

May hibernate on talus slopes.

Bobcat

     

Dens in rock crevices.

Cliff Swallow

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Nests on cliffs near open feeding areas.

Common Raven

   

Sp,Su

May nest in cliffs.

Eastern Garter Snake

   

W

Hibernates in rock crevices.

Eastern Phoebe

   

Sp,Su

Often nests on cliffs by water.

Gray Fox

     

May den in rock crevices.

Keen's Myotis

     

Roosts in cliff faces.

Long-tailed Shrew

SC

   

Talus slopes in coniferous forest.

Marbled Salamander

T

     

Northern Black Racer

     

Traprock; hibernates in deep rock crevices.

Northern Copperhead

E

Yes

 

Basks on ledges, rock ridges.

Northern Water Snake

   

W

Hibernates in rock crevices.

Porcupine

 

Yes

W

Dens in caves on talus slopes or in rock crevices; needs hemlocks nearby for feeding.

Rock Dove

   

Sp,Su

May nest in cliffs.

Rock Vole

     

Talus slopes near streams.

Small-footed Myotis

SC

   

Roosts in rock crevices.

Southern Red-backed Vole

     

Occasionally on talus slopes near water source.

Timber Rattler

E

Yes

 

Talus slopes, rock outcrops on forested slopes, usually southern exposure.

Turkey Vulture

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Openings at base of cliffs, talus.

Wood Frog