Rock City and Wings to Soar Partnership
Rock City partners with Wings to Soar for the Peregrine Falcon Release Program in an effort to repopulate peregrine falcons to this area. For more information on these birds or our release program, please contact Wings to Soar.
2017 Release Information:
Rock City released two male falcons, Heckle and Jeckle, into the wild. The brother falcons hatched on April 17 and arrived at Rock City on May 30. They spent approximately two weeks in the hack box before they were released on Monday, June 12. Rock City had its social media followers help name these two birds and Heckle and Jeckle were chosen.
Past releases of peregrine falcons from Rock City:
2006: Garnet and Frieda (the only female released so far)
2010: Ted and Zenith (brothers)
2011: Chatty and Lookout (brothers)
2012: Fourscore (synonym for 80, honoring Rock City's 80th anniversary)
July 21, 2014: Orville and Wilbur (brothers)
June 13, 2016: Lewis and Clark (brothers)
June 12, 2017: Heckle and Jeckle (brothers)
*Fun Fact: almost all of the bird names have been chosen by Rock City's social media followers.