Flock to the Rock is the region's premier fall migration birding event held at Chimney Rock, a birder’s paradise and an official site on the North Carolina Birding Trail. Featuring live Birds of Prey programs with a Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl, this weekend of birding events includes bird walks guided by local experts, workshops ranging from bird photography to hummingbirds, hawk watches and family nature walks. Kids can get in on the fun too, dissecting owl pellets to see what these birds of prey eat and coloring the birds of Chimney Rock. Click on "Read More" below for a schedule of weekend activities.
Chimney Rock is home to more than 130 species of birds throughout the year, including over 25 warblers, vireos, tanagers, woodpeckers, thrushes, owls and a wide selection of birds of prey, including the Peregrine Falcon. This prime birding weekend coincides with the annual hawk migration when dozens, sometimes hundreds, of hawks can be seen flying over the Park on their way south.