Tag Archive: Birding

Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory

August 20, 2012 10:56 am Published by 5 Comments

High atop Peters Mountain in Monroe County is where you will find Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory. The observatory was originally an old fire tower. Built in 1956, it functioned as such until 1972, when planes became a better means of spotting fires. The tower and surrounding land were acquired by the US Forest Service in […]

Flying South for the Winter

November 1, 2010 2:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Southern WV’s high elevations and low valleys make for perfect places to birdwatch – especially this time of year when lots of northern birds are passing through on their way south for the winter. One of the greatest spots for watching all that air traffic is the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory Tower in Monroe County. […]