American Robin
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Meadowlark
Hudsonian Godwit
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Saw-whet-owl
Northern Shoveler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Magnolia Warbler
Laughing Gull
Horned Lark
Ring-necked Duck
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Goldfinch
Prairie Warbler
Broad-winged Hawk
Ring-necked Pheasant
Belted Kingfisher
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Horned Grebe
Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Owl
Purple Martin
Yellow-throated Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Northern Parula
Northern Harrier
Eastern Kingbird

Hawkwatching Sites

Pennsylvania has a rich history of hawkwatching. The first hawk migration sanctuary was established in 1934 at Hawk Mountain on the Berks/Schuylkill county line.

As the word of the hawk migration there spread, other sites were manned, soon spreading up and down the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. In more recent years, non-ridge sites have also been created (such as Militia Hill). Even these sites benefit from the large number of raptors migrating from New England and Canada towards southern locales.

The sites listed on the linked map below are sites open to the public. Most have been active for many years.

If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, if you know of a site that is active, but not on this map, please let us know.

Hawkwatch Sites Map