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