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

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If any of the information is out-of-date or simply incorrect, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots.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