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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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