Free Daily Headlines

News

Set your text size: A A A

Birders are invited to Flock to the Rock

Chimney Rock Park is home to more than 130 species of birds throughout the year. Chimney Rock Park is home to more than 130 species of birds throughout the year.

Chimney Rock Park will host Flock to the Rock, a fall migration birding event, on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The prime birding weekend coincides with the annual hawk migration when dozens, sometimes hundreds, of hawks can be seen during their flight south.
The weekend is packed full of bird walks guided by Park naturalists, including a Naturalist Niche: Early Bird Walk at 7:30 a.m. and educational birding activities for families, live bird programs and a hawk count at the top of Chimney Rock. Special to the event are Wings to Soar Birds in Flight shows in the Indoor Classroom on the Meadows.
Chimney Rock is home to more than 130 species of birds throughout the year, including over 25 warbler species, vireos, tanagers, woodpeckers, thrushes, owls and a wide selection of birds of prey, including Peregrine Falcons. For more information on birding at the Park, visit chimneyrockpark.com/park/nature/northcarolinabirds.php.
Flock to the Rock is included with paid park admission, which is $13 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 5-15) and free for kids 4 years and under. An additional fee applies only to the Early Bird Walk, which requires advance registration.