Hawks aren't the only birds the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch volunteers spot and count. Here, an osprey soars above Afton Mountain. Photo by Vic Laubach.

Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch keeps tabs on raptors

On a slow September Saturday back in the early 1990s, Brenda Tekin took a drive up Afton Mountain in search of something to occupy her for the afternoon. She’d read about the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, a group of birders who kept tabs on migrants from the parking lot of the Inn at Afton each fall, […]