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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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