Coming Up this Sunday: Picnic with Raptors!

Come out to Mahogany Rock this Sunday, September 22nd, from 10:00am to 2:00pm for a chance to view migratory raptors during their fall migration!

Hawk watches are a nationwide, annual event, and for good reason. Each fall it is possible to see hundreds, even thousands, of raptors circling or “kettling” overhead as they ride the thermal updrafts during migration. This migration viewing event is scheduled during the height of activity in this region, when historical data report as many as 4,000-5,000 broad-winged hawks at Mahogany Rock, joined by other migratory raptors. While we cannot promise how many birds will turn up, we can aim to enjoy the day together.

BRDC staff and other experienced birders will be on hand to help identify species by silhouette and flight pattern. Bring a lawn chair, sack lunch, and binoculars (if you have them). Some field guides and binoculars will be available.

Interested in joining us? Please Register Here. Additional information will be sent to registered participants prior to the event. This event is FREE to members. The fee for non-members is just $10. Not a member yet? You can easily Become a Member and join the BRDC community!

Questions? Email lisa@blueridgediscoverycenter.org.