Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch Open House on Afton Mountain
September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch Open House on Afton Mountain. 10AM to 3PM. Each fall over 20,000 raptors migrate through Rockfish Gap, and we count them all! Come join us as we witness this great migration and enjoy a fun day of family events including:
Wildlife Center of Virginia live raptor show
Meet our counters and learn how/why we conduct a hawk watch
Test out a variety of binoculars and spotting scopes
Learn how to identify raptors
Examine mounted raptor specimens up close
Humane Society of the U.S. – Wildlife Protection
Monarchs: From egg to butterfly live exhibit and tagging demo
Exhibits by the Augusta and Monticello Bird Clubs
Educational displays and presentations
Nature activities for the kids
Refreshments will be provided.
Bring a lawn chair, hat, sunscreen and binoculars. Pets are discouraged because of live raptors on site. Rain will cancel event. Peak migration occurs in the final two weeks of September. During this time we can get 50-100 visitors on the weekends who come to enjoy the raptor show of as many as 10,000 hawks on a single day. 434-249-2927.