By | September 12, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 14

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: Included with Park admission.

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Join one of Western North Carolina’s most popular Annual events, Flock to the Rock. Originally created to help folks understand why Hickory Nut Gorge is such a premier birding location, this event has grown in size and popularity every year. You don’t have to be an avid birder to find something of interest at this event, but it may just be the reason you become one. Guided bird walks, raptor flight shows, live bird demos, and workshops are a few of the ways you’ll discover that Chimney Rock isn’t just for the birds!

Here is a detailed schedule of what to expect on the day of the event:

7:30 a.m.:

Pre-registered Early Bird Walk

11:00 a.m.:

Education Stations begin in top parking lot (until 3 pm)

Bird of Prey demonstration on the Outcroppings Deck (30 min)

Family Bird Walk meets at Cliff Dweller Gifts (1 hour)

12:00 Noon:

Bird of Prey demonstration on the Outcroppings Deck (45 mins)

Hawk Watch starts on Chimney (until 3 pm)

1:00 p.m.:

Family Bird Walk meets at Cliff Dwellers Gifts (1 hour)

2:00 p.m.:

Bird of Prey demonstration on the Outcroppings Deck (45 mins)

3:00 p.m.:

Bird of Prey demonstration on the Outcroppings Deck (30 mins)