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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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