Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Rock City Raptors 2022-Summer Music Weekends

 Hello Everyone,

We are currently doing our 18th Season of the Rock City Raptors Birds of Prey Presentations at Rock City above Chattanooga, Tennessee on Lookout Mountain. This is for their Summer Music Weekends Summer Music Weekends - Rock City ( We conduct seven shows a day on Friday-Sunday in the Critter Classroom with showtimes at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 4:00,5:00, and 6:00 p.m. EDT. These shows run through Labor Day with shows in July from July 1st through the 10th. Come on up to see our latest additions to our presentation including Antares the albino Barred Owl. Come on up to the Rock, listen to some great music and have a few birds fly over you!

Monday, January 31, 2022

Upcoming shows 2022

Hello, we finally have some upcoming shows in 2022. It is nice we are able to do these events since we were not able to do these in 2021 due to covid. What was to be our first presentation of 2022 at Reelfoot Lake State Park originally on February 5, 2022, has been rescheduled due to inclement weather to March 5, 2022. This is for this annual Eagle Festival at the Park's Visitor's Center Event Details — Tennessee State Parks ( This is a great place to see Bald Eagles in the wild. We have presentations at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. CST

Our first public presentation of 2022 now is on February 12, 2022 at Lake Guntersville State Park in northeast Alabama. This is for their Eagle Awareness Weekends Eagle Awareness 2022 | Alapark program time is 2 p.m. CST. There is limited seating so get there early to get a seat. Stick around afterwards at 5:30 p.m. and see our friends from Rise Raptor Project.

The following week we will be in Morgan City, Louisiana for their 17th Annual Eagle Expo sponsored by the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau Eagle Expo | Cajun Coast . We will be conducting a public presentation on Thursday February 17th at 6 p.m. at the Patterson Civic Center, Patterson, Louisiana. 

If you in the area of any of these programs, drop by and say, "Hello!"

To book a program, call us at 423-605-8917 our e-mail us at

Visit our website at

Thanks to Ray Helman for the Bob the Barn Owl photo!

Friday, October 01, 2021

 Hello Everyone,

Starting tomorrow, October 2, 2021, we will be at Rock City for their 15th Annual Rocktoberfest This event runs through October 31st. We have shows on Saturday and Sunday at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time. This is our favorite time of the year at Rock City, so come up, see a show, learn how to chicken dance, and enjoy some German food and oompah bands. Thanks to Ray Helman for the photos.

We are booking programs (hopefully) for Spring 2022. If you are interested in a free flying raptor presentation, call us at 423-605-8917 or e-mail at

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Rock City Raptors 2020

Hello All:

We are at Rock City for the 2020 Season with a few changes. Due to Covid 19, we will be doing our presentations behind netting. We will still fly the birds, but not over anyone. Entry into Rock City is now timed, so you have to get a ticket to enter at a certain time. Our show is also an add on ticket. So if you come to Rock City and want to see our shows, please sign up for a specific time. Our shows are at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:30, 1:00 and 2:00 EDT. Seating is limited to 36 people per show.
We are happy to be back at Rock City, even if we are behind the net. Come on up to see us! Take care and be safe!

Dale and John

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hello 2020 and upcoming presentations


Sorry it has been so long since the last post! The Peregrine release went well! The male Apollo stayed around for about a week after release while his sister Artemis hung around for three weeks. I hope they survive the trek to South America and if they make it, should return in a few years. We plan to release a couple more birds this year and at least one will be carrying satellite telemetry.

Meanwhile, it is 2020 and we have several upcoming public presentations. The first is at Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz, Kentucky. We will be there for their Eagle Weekend Our presentation is at 7:00 CST at the Lodge.

Our next presentations are at Reelfoot Lake State Park On February 1, 2020
at their 16th Annual Eagle Festival. We have shows at 2 and 7 p.m. CST. This is one of our longest running yearly programs. With the exception of 2002 and 2003, I (John) have conducted programs there since 1980. One of the most memorable times was on January 20, 1985. I drove up from Memphis in a blizzard, arrived late for the show and did a program for around 100 captive audience members at Airpark Inn. The next morning we awoke to -15 F! The heater core in my car had frozen, so the trip back to Memphis included stops about every twenty minutes or so to warm our feet. It was around -10F when we made it to Memphis. This turned out to be the balmiest temperature in Tennessee that day...across the state in Knoxville it was -24 F! The forecast for next weekend, 2/1/2020,  looks a lot better than this!

For two weekends in a row, we will be at Lake Guntersville State Park in Alabama . The first weekend, 2/8, we will have one presentation at 2 p.m. CST in the Park's Lodge. Come early for a good seat. The second weekend we will have two presentations on 2/15 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. We will be in a smaller room for these shows so also show up early for a good seat.

In between the two Guntersville weekends, we will be in Morgan City, Louisiana  for the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau's 15th Annual Eagle Expo and will have a program on February 13th at Bayou Vista Civic Center. Show time is at 7 p.m. CST.

In March, we will be at Wheeler Refuge Visitor's Center in Decatur, Alabama for two programs on March 7. Showtimes are at 11, and 1 CST.

Next up are two trips to The National Eagle Center in beautiful Wabasha, Minnesota. We will be doing programs on March 14th and 15th and return on March 28th and 29th. This is in conjunction with their annual Soar With The Eagle's Weekends There will be two program daily on 3/14-15 and 3/28-29/2020. This is one of our favorite places to do programs and if you are ever in SE Minnesota, drop in and see this cool place!

Well, that finally has us caught up through March. If you wish to schedule a program,\e-mail at or call 423-605-8917. Thanks for checking in!

Dale and John

Monday, June 24, 2019

Rock City and Peregrine Falcons


It has been a while since our last post...sorry! We are now in our 15th season of Rock
City Raptors We have shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
at 11:00,1:00,3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 EST. From June 28th-July 7th we will be at Rock City
as well. Our shows runs through Labor Day September 2, 2019.

We currently have two young Peregrine Falcons that we will release on Monday, July 2nd.These birds were captive hatched by Andy Kramer in Minnesota. This is part of our cooperative effort with See Rock City to restore Peregrines to the Chattanooga area. To see the Peregrines in the hack box, go to:

If you wish to book a program for the upcoming Fall or Winter, e-mail us at or call 423-605-8917


Dale and John

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Upcoming programs-February and March 2019

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since we've posted anything. We haven't had many programs to start 2019, but that going to change. Here is a list of presentations we have in the near future:

2/2/19- Come join us at Reelfoot Lake State Park in NW Tennessee for their annual Eagle Festival We'll have presentations at 2 and 7 p.m. Central time.

The next two weekends, February 9th and 16th, we will be at Lake Guntersville State Park in NE Alabama for the Eagle Awareness Weekends Presentaions on both weekends will start at 2:00 p.m. CST

We then travel to Bayou country and to Morgan City, Louisiana for the 14th Annual Eagle Expo We have presentations on February 23rd at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the MD Shannon Elemenatry School Gymnasium in Morgan City.

March begins with us at Wheeler Refuge Vistor's Center near Decatur, Alabama We will be there on 3/2/19 with presentations
at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Come early for good seating!

The next weekend we will migrate north to Wabasha, Minnesota to the National Eagle Center's Soar With The Eagles Weekend We will be there March 9th and 10th
with presentations at 11:00 and 2:30 on the 9th and 11:00 and 2:00 on the 10th. This is a great place to see eagles and other birds as they migrate back to their spring nesting grounds and the Eagle Center has a great facility in a beautiful town.

Next, we spend the weekend in our home state of Georgia and conduct some shows at the Elachee Nature Center We will have presentations on March 16th at 10:45 and 1:15.

On March 23rd and 24th, we return to Wabasha for another weekend of Soar With The Eagles with presentations at the same times as 3/9-10/19.

If you get a chance, stop by and see us on the road!

Dale and John

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Update...Flock To The Rock 2018 cancelled


Sadly, the Flock To The Rock Programs have been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. There is
no words on re-scheduling the event. Maybe next year!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Upcoming programs-September-October 2018


It been a while since our last entry! We will be conducting some open to the public programs. We have one at Chimney Rock State Park near Bat Cave, NC on Saturday September 15 starting at 11:00 a.m. EDT

In October, we will be at See Rock City's annual Rocktoberfest
We have shows each Saturday and Sunday in October with presentations on both days at 11, 1, 3 and 4:30 EDT. Come on up and join us for this fun event and learn to chicken dance.
Thanks to Marianne Wilson for the photo!

If you wish to schedule a program, contact us at
or at 423-605-8917. Thanks!
Dale and John

Thursday, March 01, 2018

More early Spring Programs 2018

Hello There,

We have several public programs coming up in March. The first is on March 3rd at Wheeler Refuge Visitor's Center near Decatur, Alabama We have programs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.CST in the Auditorium. Get there early 'cause there is limited seating.

The next weekend we head up the road to Henry Horton State Park near Columbia, Tennessee Our program starts at 7:00 p.m. CST.

The following week finds us at one of our favorite places...Wabasha, Minnesota and the National Eagle Center. We will be doing programs for their Soar With the Eagle Weekends. We have shows in the St. Felix Catholic School Gymnasium on Saturday March 17th and Sunday the 18th

Our public show schedule in March wraps up on Sunday March 25th at the Chattahoochee Nature Center for their Flying Into The Future Event. We have programs at 2:30 and 2:30 EDT

In April, we return to our home base at Rock City for their Annual Earth Dayz event We have presentations on
April 20-22. Come on up and see us during this beautiful time of the year.

Want us to come to you school or organization, contact us at 423-605-8917 or e-mail us
at Visit our website at


Dale and John

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