Flock to the Rock is the region’s premier fall migration birding event held at Chimney Rock, a birder’s paradise and an official site on the North Carolina Birding Trail. Featuring live Birds of Prey programs, this weekend of birding events includes bird walks guided by local experts, workshops ranging from bird photography to hummingbirds, hawk watches, family nature walks and kids’ activities. Chimney Rock is home to more than 130 species of birds throughout the year, including over 25 warblers, vireos, tanagers, woodpeckers, thrushes, owls and a wide selection of birds of prey, including the Peregrine Falcon. Kids can get in on the fun too, with activities like kids’ bird walks and owl pellet dissection. This prime birding weekend coincides with the annual hawk migration when dozens, sometimes hundreds, of hawks can be seen flying over the Park on their way south.