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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Trail Admission May 16-22 (Good for One Day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non… read more

Homeschool Happenings

Kempton, PA
Homeschooled students are invited to join us on the Mountain monthly for experiential learning! Topics will focus on phenology of the Appalachian forest ecosystem. Programs are designed for K-12 students and are filled with … read more

De-mystifying Migration with Motus | Virtual Educator Workshop

Kempton, PA
The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is a network of researchers who use automated radio telemetry to study wildlife movements on a global scale. Caitlin Welsh, Bird Conservation Specialist, will introduce the Motus network, s… read more

A World on the Wing

Kempton, PA
Even as scientists make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbrok… read more

Introduction to Hammock Camping

Kempton, PA
Learn how to hammock camp--everything from the essential equipment to how to set up your own camp.  Hammock Curious? Let us help you get off the ground and into a comfy, warm, dry night’s sleep among the trees.

Trail Admission May 23-31 (Good for One Day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non… read more

Youth Basic Weaving Workshop

Kempton, PA
Learn the basics of basket weaving while making a basket just like our early PA settlers used to do when faring in PA.

Raptor Artistry | Virtual Educator Workshop

Kempton, PA
Dan Lynch, Wildlife Education Supervisor at the PA Game Commission, will teach all about the amazing adaptations of Pennsylvania raptors.

When the Shadbush Blooms: Sanctuary Storytime

Kempton, PA
Join Hawk Mountain's educators for a FUN and interactive story time featuring When the Shadbush Blooms.

Trail Admission June 1-5 (Good for One Day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non… read more

Ruby's Birds: Sanctuary Storytime | Black Birders Week

Kempton, PA
Join us in celebration of Black Birders Week as we read Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson, a story about a young girl in New York City who explores the joy and wonder of nature walks and birding.

Life in a Nest Box | Virtual Educator Workshop

Kempton, PA
Jon Kauffman, Assistant Program Director of Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, will share the journey of mating, incubation, feeding young, and dispersal of barn owls and American kestrels through the lens of nestcams.

In the Field and Behind the Lens with David Greaves and Darren Cook | Black Birders Week

Kempton, PA
Join us in celebrating Black Birders Week with a FREE webinar featuring photographers David Greaves and Darren Cook. Sit down virtually with both of these talented photographers, one from the east coast and one from the west… read more

Nature is for Everyone, Everywhere

Kempton, PA
Join in celebrating Black Birders Week with a guided walk from the Visitor Center to South Lookout, as we enjoy the sounds and sights of the mountain around us. We will also discuss outdoor recreation opportunities nearby an… read more

Trail Admission June 6-12 (Good for One Day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non… read more

Behind the Scenes at Shaver's Creek | Virtual Educator Workshop

Kempton, PA
Jason Beale, Animal Care Program Director at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, will provide a behind-the-scenes tour of the Klingsberg Aviary and to learn how the staff cares for and trains the center's vultures, owls, ha… read more

Kestrel Nestbox Research Tour | Member Exclusive

Orwigsburg, PA
Mountain Members are invited to adventure to one or more American kestrel nestboxes with Hawk Mountain scientist, Dr. JF Therrien to learn more about this long-term monitoring, our growing kestrel research, and to see kestre… read more

Summer of Sounds Bird Walk | Member Exclusive

Orwigsburg, PA
Mountain Members are invited to join President Sean Grace and a biologist on a guided hike to look and listen for late spring birds and early sounds of summer on trails not accessible to visitors. Group may drive to other lo… read more

Music on the Mountain: Berks Sinfonietta

Kempton, PA
A unique chance to experience our cultural partners at the Berks Sinfonietta and enjoy classical music from their 25-member symphony on a summer afternoon at the Sanctuary.

Trail Admission June 13-19 (Good for One Day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non… read more

Trail Admission June 20-26 (Good for One day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non… read more

Trail Admission June 27-30 (Good for One Day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non… read more

American Red Cross First Aid Course | Member Exclusive

Kempton, PA
Empower yourself with the knowledge to save lives and become certified by the American Red Cross at Hawk Mountain. This interactive course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a vari… read more

Youth Workshop: Appalachian Adventure

Kempton, PA
Get ready for adventure as we explore the mountain! Discover ancient boulder fields, soak in scenic views from our lookouts, and learn about Appalachian plants, animals, and culture along the way. Hiking, raptors, fun, and m… read more
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Past Events

Music on the Mountain: Global Nature Rhythm Drum Experience

Music on the Mountain: Global Nature Rhythm Drum Experience

Kempton, PA
Join us for a fun interactive global drum experience featuring djembe and frame drums and world rhythms! All are welcome, no experience needed. Bring your percussion instrument, and we’ll be bringing some extras to share! $25, $20 for Members Masks and social distancing will be required and enfo…
Saturday, May 15 2021 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

Benefit for the Birds 2021 Live Event

Benefit for the Birds 2021 Live Event

Kempton, PA
Again this year, due to the current pandemic, there will be no in-person gala. However, you can participate in our month-long online auction, filled with unique items and experiences, and then we invite you to a FREE livestream event on Thursday, May 13! Hear from several Hawk Mountain staff and jo…
Thursday, May 13 2021 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Raptors Over the Ridge | Virtual Educator Workshop

Raptors Over the Ridge | Virtual Educator Workshop

Kempton, PA
Jamie Dawson, Director of Education at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, will highlight raptor conservation, science, and education. Discover techniques and insights from the world's longest running raptor migration count at Hawk Mountain the world's first refuge for birds of prey. Designed for both formal…
Wednesday, May 12 2021 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Trail Admission May 9-15 (Good for One day Only)

Trail Admission May 9-15 (Good for One day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non-members either pay with exact cash or purchase an advance ticket and bring…
Sun, May 9 2021 8:00 AM Sat, May 15 2021 5:00 PM

Music on the Mountain: Global Nature Rhythm Drum Experience

Music on the Mountain: Global Nature Rhythm Drum Experience

Kempton, PA
Join us for a fun interactive global drum experience featuring djembe and frame drums and world rhythms! All are welcome, no experience needed. Bring your percussion instrument, and we’ll be bringing some extras to share! $25, $20 for Members Masks and social distancing will be required and enfo…
Saturday, May 8 2021 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

The Peregrine Falcon in PA | Virtual Educator Workshop

The Peregrine Falcon in PA | Virtual Educator Workshop

Kempton, PA
Bert Myers, Director of Environmental Education at the PA Department of Environmental Protection, will lead participants as they learn about falcon natural history, Pennsylvania's successful peregrine falcon reintroduction, and explore a year in the life of the falcons nesting on the Rachel Carson …
Wednesday, May 5 2021 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Kempton, PA
Local author and adventurer Cindy Ross will trace her connection to the mountain, beginning with hiking the Appalachian Trail and how she came to live in the shadow of the mountain, ran a hostel in Eckville for long distance hikers, went on to build a log home from scratch on the other side of the …
Sunday, May 2 2021 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Warbler Weekend Walk: Pine Swamp

Warbler Weekend Walk: Pine Swamp

Kempton, PA
Pick a day (or more!) to take a morning walk with a Hawk Mountain naturalist in pursuit of wood warblers and other elusive migrants in the forests at Pine Swamp. Map to meeting site will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and field guides. $20, $10 for Mem…
Sunday, May 2 2021 8:00 AM 11:00 AM

Trail Admission May 1-8 (Good for One day Only)

Trail Admission May 1-8 (Good for One day Only)

Kempton, PA
In order to maintain CDC guidelines and social distancing recommendations, the Visitor Center facility will remain closed until further notice. To make trail admission run smoothly at the trail entrance gate, we ask that non-members either pay with exact cash or purchase an advance ticket and bring…
Sat, May 1 2021 8:00 AM Sat, May 8 2021 5:00 PM

Warbler Weekend Walk: Leaser Lake

Warbler Weekend Walk: Leaser Lake

New Tripoli, PA
Pick a day (or more!) to take a morning walk with a Hawk Mountain naturalist in pursuit of wood warblers and other elusive migrants in the forests at Leaser Lake. Map to meeting site will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and field guides. $20, $10 for Me…
Saturday, May 1 2021 8:00 AM 11:00 AM
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