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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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