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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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