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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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