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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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