Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Early 2018 Programs


We have several public programs in early 2018. The first is at Lake Barkley State Park near Cadiz, Kentucky on January 20th. The program is in the Rec Lodge and begins at 7:00 CST

In February, we journey to Reelfoot Lake State Park and some of the best Bald Eagle viewing in this part of the country. We have two programs scheduled for their 14th annual Eagle Festival Our programs are at 2 and 7 p.m. CST at the Reelfoot Lake State Park Visitors Center.

The following two Saturdays, February 10th and 17th, we will be at Lake Guntersville State Park in NE Alabama for the Eagle Awareness Weekends We have shows at 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. CST

The following week, we will be in Cajun Country in Morgan City, Louisiana for their 13th Annual Eagle expo. We have public programs on February 22nd and 24th. Check out their website for more details

We are now booking programs for this Spring. Contact us at either or 423-605-8917. Thanks!

Dale and John

Friday, November 03, 2017

Programs in November


We have two public programs in November 2017. The first is at the Little River Canyon Center above Ft. Payne, Alabama on November 4th with programs at 11:00 and 2:00 CDT. The second is at Cumberland Mt. State Park, Crossville, Tennnessee with our program starting at 2:00 CDT in the Recreation Lodge.

If you wish to schedule a program for 2018, contact us at or 423-605-8917.

Dale and John

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Programs in September and October 2017

Hello All,

We have a few upcoming public programs in September and October.
The first is a 3 day event near Holly Springs, Mississippi at the Strawberry Plains Audubon Society's Hummingbird Festival September 8-10 with our presentations at 12:00 and 3 p.m. CDT.

The nest, ah, next weekend we return to beautiful Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina on September 16th. This is for their 9th Annual Flock to the

On October 6th, we will again be in North Carolina at the town of Cherokee for their Veterans Salute Ceremony at the Fairgrounds.

October 7th, we are back at our home base, Rock City for their Rocktoberfest We have shows on Saturdays and Sundays throughout October at 11, 1, 3, and 4:30 Eastern Time. Come on up, learn to Chicken Dance, experience German food and beverages and enjoy the fall colors of Lookout Mountain.

We are scheduling programs for the Fall 2017 through Spring 2018. Please e-mail us at or call 423-605-8917 to schedule a presentation.

Dale and John

Monday, May 01, 2017

Programs in May 2017


It has been a few months since our last entry, but we have a few programs open to the public coming up this month, May 2017. The first presentation is at Dunbar Cave State Park near Clarksville, Tennessee. on May 13th for their Spring Fling Event. This is sponsored by the Friends of Dunbar Cave. We have presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. CDT.

The nest, I mean, next day we will be at another cave, Russell Cave National Monument near Stevenson, Alabama with our presentation starting at 2 p.m. CDT

On Friday, May 26th, we begin our 13th season of Rock City Raptors  as part of their Summer Music Weekends. This weekend we will have shows at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 EDT Friday through Monday and on Friday-Sunday for most of  the Summer. Come on up to the Rock and cool down. Contact us at or 423-605-8917 to schedule a program.   Thanks! John and Dale

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Upcoming programs in 2017


Happy New Year! We have several upcoming public programs where you can see Osceola, Cayce and the other birds. Our first is at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on January 15th for the Flying into the Future event with programs at 12:30 and 2:30 EST.

Our next public presentation takes you to old "Cain-tuck" with a program on January 21st at Kentucky Dam Village State Park near Paducah. We are participating in the Gathering of the Eagles Event with our presentation starting at 7:00 CST

The following weekend we'll be closer to home at beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park in Alabama for their Eagle Awareness Weekend on January 28th. We have shows at 2:00 and 5:00 CST We will also return to Lake Guntersville on February 18th with shows at the same time.

We return to Reelfoot Lake State Park on February 4th for their 13th Annual Eagle Eagle Festival. We have programs at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. CST Reelfoot Lake State Park is one of the best Bald Eagle viewing areas in the SE United States in the Winter. If you've never seen a Bald Eagle in the wild, then Reelfoot is the place to make that happen!

The following day, we'll be 30 minutes up the road in Union City, Tennessee at the Discovery Park of America. This place has a diversity of exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to classic cars. We have shows at 1:30 and 3:30 CST So you can come out, have a bird fly over your head and still have time to go somewhere and watch the Superbowl later.

We hope to see you somewhere on the road and if you mention you saw this blog posting at our show, we'll shake you had with a hearty, "Hello!"


Dale and John

p.s. We are currently booking programs for Spring 2017

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Peregrines Lewis and Clark released


Lewis and Clark were released Monday morning. The hack box was opened at 5:55 a.m and by 6:20, both had left the box and headed around the corner to the south. A little over an hour later, I saw one of the falcons with its escorts of about five crows. Jeff Raabe of Rock City is going to set up a wildlife camera to see if he can get some photos of the falcons as they come back to the hack box for food. Maybe in a few years, one of the brothers will come back to the area to set up a nest territory! Thanks to Rock City for their continued support of this restoration project! Thanks to Ray Helman for coming out to document the release!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Falcon Release Delayed


We have decided to wait until Monday, June 13th, to release the Peregrine Falcons. We placed US Fish and Wildlife Service leg bands on them this past Monday and checked their feather growth. The primary feathers (the main flight feathers) were not fully grown. They will be by next Monday and we expect them to fly away in fine fashion. We'll keep you updated on their progress.

Dale and John

Wings To Soar
be sure to view the Live Feed from the release box at:

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Peregrine Falcons

Hello Everyone,

We currently have two Peregrine Falcons in our hack box at Rock City.
 We received them last Friday, May 27th, from Andy Kramer of Hastings, Minnesota. Andy has supplied us with young Peregrines for our release project for several years. The two yet un-named brothers, are now 36 days old. We hope to release them next Wednesday, June 8th. The two will be numbers 11 and 12 falcons that we have released at the "Rock" in hopes to restore Peregrines in the Chattanooga/NW Georgia area. Rock City has a live feed video from the hack box, so one may view them if you wish. The video is delayed by about five seconds, so the images look rather robotic. To see the Live Feed go here:

Speaking of Rock City, we are now in our second week of our 12th season of Rock City Raptors. Showtimes are Friday-Sunday at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 and 4:30 EST. Come on up to the cool mountaintop and see us at See Rock City. By the way, thanks to Ray Helman for the great photo!

Dale and John

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Upcoming Program and Rock City


It has been a bit since the last post, but we have an upcoming program on Sunday
May 8th (Mother's Day) at Russell Cave National Monument near Stevenson, Alabama The program begins at 2:00 p.m. CDT

On May 27th, we begin our 12th season of Rock City Raptors at beautiful Rock City
on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee
We have programs Friday through Monday this week (since it is Memorial Day), with
showtimes at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, and 4:30 p.m. EDT . We are regularly scheduled Friday through Sunday throughout the Summer with programs at the same time. Come on up to
the "Rock" to see us! Thanks!

Dale and John

Thursday, March 03, 2016

March 2016 Programs

Hello All,

This weekend, March 5th, we will be at Wheeler Refuge Visitor's Center near Decatur, Alabama… with two presentations at 11:00 and 1:00 CST. If you are interested in attending this presentation, get there early for there is limited seating.

The following week, we will return to Elachee Nature Center, Gainesville, Georgia for their Raptorfest 2016

The next weekend we travel to the (hopefully not) Frozen North to visit out friends at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota for their Soar With the Eagles Weekends We have presentations at 11:00 and 2:30 CDT on Saturday March 19th and at 12:00 and 2:00 on Sunday.

The last weekend in March we will again be at Reflection Riding and Nature Center (Chattanooga Nature Center) with programs on Saturday March 26th at 11:00 and 1:30 EDT. Like Wheeler Refuge, get there early if you want a seat!

We hope to see you somewhere at one of our presentations!

Dale and John
Wings To Soar

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Upcoming Programs-February 2016


We have a few programs coming up this weekend. The first is on Friday, February 19th at David Crockett State Park near Lawrenceburg, Tennessee for the Winter Speaker Series…/details/winter-speaker-series2 with our program starting at 7:00 p.m. CST at the Park's Restaurant/Meeting area. The second set of programs is on the following day, February 20th at Lake Guntersville State Park. We are there for their Annual Eagle Awareness Weekends with programs at 2 and 7 p.m.CST at the Park's Lodge. The next day we will be in Atlanta at Chattahoochie Nature Center  Our programs are at 12:30 and 2:30 EST. 

The following week we are in Morgan City, Louisiana for the 11th Annual Eagle Expo with a public program on Thursday February 25th at 6:00 at the Bayou Vista Community Center. If you are in the area near any of these events, stop by and see us! Thanks!

Dale and John

Wings To Soar
P.O. Box 743
Trenton, Georgia 30752

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Program on Saturday, November 21st, at Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo Georgia


We have our last public program of the year at Stephen C. Foster State Park near Fargo, Georgia Our first show starts at 11:00 a.m. and the second at 1:00. If you are in the area, please stop by and catch a show.

We are now booking programs for Winter/Spring 2016. If you are interested, either call us at 423-605-8917 or e-mail Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

Dale and John

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Rock City Raptors

Hello Everyone,

Sorry it has been a while since our last update! Our final weekend of our regular season at Rock City is upon us. We will be doing our Rock City Raptors show Friday, September 4th, through Labor Day September 7th at 11, 1, 3, and 4:30 EDT
We will return in October for Rocktoberfest with shows on Saturday and Sunday and on Monday October 12th (Columbus Day). Come on up and see a show!

On September 19, 2015 we will be at Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina for their annual Flock To The Rock Event This is a truly spectacular place about 25 miles SE of Asheville (near Bat the Bat Cave, Robin!).

We will keep you updated on future presentations! By the way, we are now booking programs for Winter/Early Spring 2016. Call or e-mail at the phone number and address below listed. Thanks!

Dale and John