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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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