Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 09:50:06 -0400
Reply-To: "Trosclair, Angela" <aat6@CDC.GOV>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Trosclair, Angela" <aat6@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Peregrines in NC
Another dependable site to see peregrines is just north of the Chickamauga
Dam in Chattanooga. There is a pair that nests in an old railroad bridge
tower located above the dam.
A few weeks ago, in addition to having the opportunity to watch the falcon
eat its morning meal, there were many cliff swallows swarming like bees
around their nests on the support for the railroad bridge. Also, great
blues like to congregate to fish in that location. When I was last there, I
saw 14 standing in a small area on the bank.
There is parking available on both sides of the river above the dam with
ample room to set up scopes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eran Tomer [SMTP:etomer@EMORY.EDU]
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 1999 11:57 PM
> To: GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Peregrines in NC
> There is one NC Peregrine Falcon location which is very near GA and does
> not require extensive travel or hiking. I am referring to Whiteside
> Mountain and adjascent cliffs, which is a (very) popular lookout with some
> magnificent vistas and good mountain birds (good bet for Canada Warbler,
> for one). About 2.5 hours' drive north of Atlanta and just outside of
> Highlands, NC. This is only a few miles north of GA. Peregrines have
> been released there and, though they have always eluded me, I gather
> that others have had better luck. Good site for raptors in general, given
> the far-reaching views from the summit.
> Good luck !
> - Eran Tomer
> Atlanta, GA