Rock City Raptors – Birds of Prey Shows
Come experience an amazing Birds of Prey Show in Rock City’s Critter Classroom, offered seasonally in conjunction with several special events. Through our partnership with Wings to Soar, see hawks soaring see in the sky about Rock City. Enjoy this rare opportunity to witness these powerful and majestic birds up close. A unique experience high atop Lookout Mountain.
Shows offered during the following special events:
- Earthdayz – April weekend near Earth Day
- Summer Music Weekends – Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends
- Rocktoberfest – October weekends
2017 Peregrine Falcon Release Information:
Rock City release 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: Fourscoure (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)