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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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