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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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