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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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