On a good day in September, hundreds of raptors might be seen passing through. Most will be Broad-winged Hawks (in some years more than 3,000 have been seen at one time), but smaller numbers in the hundreds are far more likely. Other species also occur, including Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture. Even Peregrine Falcon is possible as several pairs breed in the North Carolina Mountains and others pass through our area. We will spend the day at the overlook, viewing and learning about birds of prey.