Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Harrier
American Robin
Northern Shoveler
Black-bellied Plover
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Meadowlark
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Horned Grebe
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Warbler
Ring-necked Pheasant
Prairie Warbler
American Goldfinch
Bay-breasted Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Broad-winged Hawk
Grasshopper Sparrow
Northern Parula
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Saw-whet-owl
Hudsonian Godwit
Bobolink
Laughing Gull
Snowy Owl
Magnolia Warbler
Hooded Merganser
Horned Lark
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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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