Family Day at the Hawk Watch
Saturday, Sept. 15
11 am - 3pm
The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be on hand with their educational birds.
Come watch migrating raptors, see interesting displays, dissect some owl pellets, and enjoy refreshments.
Bring a chair or blanket for sitting, and binoculars if you have them.
September 15th marks the beginning of International Hawk Migration Week, and coincides with the beginning of the peak week of Broad-winged hawk migration over the Blue Ridge. it is a wonderful experience to be mountain top.
Rain cancels the event.
Below you will find raptor videos as well as suggested books and downloadable identification charts.
The hawk watch open house is right before the peak of Broad-winged hawk migration, and this is what the sky might look like. Did you know that the single day record for Broad-winged hawks at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch is over 10,000 birds. That's right, over 10,000 hawks in a single day. My oh my!!