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Upcoming Events

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Wire Tree Workshop

Kempton, PA EST
Come learn how to make a stunning Wire Tree at Hawk Mountain! Multi-media artist Mark Golomb will guide participants in using 100 strands of steel wires to hand shape and twist into the form of a tree, followed by painting i… read more

Coffee Painting Workshop

Kempton, PA EST
Join us for a unique and sweet art experience! Dave Hughes, owner of Deer Trail Studio, will teach you how to create your very own work of art with coffee as your medium. During your class, you will also learn about how your… read more

Appalachian Winter Ecology Course

Kempton, PA EST
This field-based workshop is for the amateur enthusiast, naturalist or student, and explores how winter helps shape the ecology of the Appalachian ecosystem. The course will explore how plants and animals cope with winter an… read more

Wild Love

Orwigsburg, PA EST
Love is in the air! While we stock up on chocolate and flowers to impress the people closest to us, consider taking a step into the wild side of love…

Paper Quilling Workshop

Kempton, PA EST
Paper quilling is the art of cutting paper into long thin strips, rolling and pinching the pieces into different shapes, and then gluing the shapes together to form decorative art. Join us at Hawk Mountain to create your ver… read more

Meet Our Farmland Raptors

Kempton, PA EST
Learn about Hawk Mountain’s community-based Farmland Raptor Project and meet our newest LIVE feathered ambassadors that represent important farmland raptor species. Discover how you can help these amazing birds that protect … read more

Urban Bird Program of Latin America

Kempton, PA EST
In this FREE virtual program, join former Hawk Mountain Conservation Science Trainee, Tatiana Berenice Sanchez, to learn about her work with the The Urban Bird Program (PAU) of NABCI through the Mexican organization CONABIO.… read more

Feather Painting Workshop

Kempton, PA EST
Create your own work of art on one of nature's works of art! Learn to paint on a beautiful parrot feather and enjoy a meet and greet with a LIVE parrot friend.

Hawk Canvas Painting Workshop

Kempton, PA EST
Artist Andrea Perno will lead this interactive paint class through creating a unique painting/string art piece! The basic outline will be provided and participants will be guided through how to customize their artwork.

Adult Basket Weaving Workshop: Over the Rainbow

Kempton, PA EST
Discover the craft of basket weaving at Hawk Mountain! Create a beautiful basket, using all the colors of the rainbow as stakes.

Kids Pour Paint Workshop

Kempton, PA EST
Pour paint is a super easy, fun, and colorful art painting method that gives you an amazing and unique piece of art each time you create! In this class, children will learn the basics of paint pouring and create their own ab… read more

Printmaking Workshop

Kempton, PA EST
Join artist and author Lisa Kahn Schnell to learn the basics of printmaking and how to make your own prints. No previous experience necessary!

Outdoor Nature Sketching

Kempton, PA EST
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Hawk Mountain while learning the fundamentals of nature sketching with local wildlife artist and raptor enthusiast Dave Hughes. Program will begin with a live raptor encounter!

Benefit for the Birds

Kutztown, PA EST
Enjoy an evening of mingling, good food, and great company (including some feathered friends!) all to benefit Hawk Mountain and its mission.

Berks Sinfonietta | Music on the Mountain

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

Raptors of Pennsylvania: Successes and Challenges | Educator Workshop

Petersburg, PA EST
Explore the world of Pennsylvania’s raptors reviewing successful recoveries and the challenges of the future. Join environmental educators from PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and Sh… read more

Art of Nature Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EST
Nature will inspire campers’ imaginations through art, music, movement, role-playing, sculpture, and more! Each day campers have fun exploring the sanctuary, meeting live animals, and being creative. This week-long, daily su… read more

Wild Survivors Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EST
Learn techniques that people utilized hundreds of years ago in order to live off the land. Using hands-on experiences, discover how past humans, plants, and wild animals survived, and listen to stories of the past. Learn how… read more

Predators & Prey Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EST
Whether they have fur or feathers, crawl or fly, hop or swim, the wild animals of our world have always captured our imagination. This week campers will learn about the ancient relationship between predator and prey! Which a… read more

Surviving in the Wild Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EST
Discover how humans, plants, and animals survive in the wild.  Campers will learn survival skills through hands-on experiences like basic way-finding skills, how to collect water, and cook over a fire during this week of adv… read more

All About Animals Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EST
Each day campers will investigate a new type of animal group found at the sanctuary. Collect bugs in jars or study critters in a stream! Campers will explore insects, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and more d… read more

Wild Discoveries Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EST
Discover nature in the strangest places! Look under logs, splash in a stream, create science experiments, and investigate wildlife clues during this week of nature exploration. Campers will experience the natural world from … read more

Woodland Games Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EST
Join in the fun and learn by playing outdoor games, splashing in a stream, doing scavenger hunts, and tackling teambuilding challenges. Campers will discover the natural world, and more about themselves, through interactive … read more

Young Naturalist Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EST
Start your campers on their paths to becoming naturalists! Campers will track wild animals, identify trees, and learn some of the basic tools of a naturalist while exploring nature firsthand. Meeting LIVE animals and learnin… read more

Birds & Brew

Kempton, PA EST
Join us for our annual Birds & Brew on a beautiful, late summer evening held outdoors under the big tent and outdoor amphitheater. Ticket includes a live music performance by local band, Six to Midnight, unlimited beverage s… read more
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Past Events

Wilderness First Responder Course

Wilderness First Responder Course

Kempton, PA
SOLO's Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the recognized industry standard and the perfect course for anyone working in a position of outdoor leadership or who wants a high level of wilderness medical training. This 8 day course is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills deal…
Sat, Jan 7 2023 8:00 AM Sat, Jan 14 2023 5:00 PM

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

Kempton, PA
The SOLO Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course is a 16-hour intensive course that provides a review of the following: response and assessment; musculoskeletal injuries; environmental emergencies; survival skills; soft tissue injuries; and medical emergencies. This 2-day course recertifi…
Sat, Jan 21 2023 8:00 AM Sun, Jan 22 2023 5:00 PM

Trail Admission July - Dec 2022 (Good for One Day Only)

Trail Admission July - Dec 2022 (Good for One Day Only)

Kempton, PA
*All trails closed Nov 26-27, Dec 3, Dec 10; Only the Lookout Trail is open Nov 28-Dec 2, Dec 5-9* The Visitor Center is open daily 8am - 5pm. In December, our hours are 9am - 5pm.  Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask…
Wed, Jul 20 2022 8:30 AM Sat, Dec 31 2022 5:00 PM

Migrating Hawks at Cerro Ancón, Panamá

Migrating Hawks at Cerro Ancón, Panamá

Kempton, PA
Since 2004, Panama Audubon Society has been coordinating the raptor count in Cerro Ancón, the highest elevation in Panama City, Panamá. Join us on a quick trip in which we will tell you our history, the methodology we use, who our counters are, how we collaborate with the civil aviation authorities…
Thursday, January 26 2023 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Talon Talk

Talon Talk

Kempton, PA
Meet some of our LIVE raptor ambassadors up close and discover their fascinating strategies and adaptations allowing them to survive and thrive in winter and beyond. Note: all HMS trails are closed this date due to deer hunting season. $8, $5 for MembersLimited to 25 participantsHeld in the Visit…
Sat, Dec 3 2022 1:00 PM Sat, Dec 10 2022 2:00 PM

Christmas Wall Basket Weaving

Christmas Wall Basket Weaving

Kempton, PA
Join Debra Zvanut of Baskets in the Woods to create your very own basket! Adults (ages 16 and older) will learn the basics of basket weaving by learning start and stop weaving on a D handle. A curvy green reed is woven on the front of the weaving to form a tree. It is decorated with red beads and …
Sunday, December 4 2022 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Wee Ones Walk: Winter Critters

Wee Ones Walk: Winter Critters

Kempton, PA
Join us on the Mountain to learn about some of Pennsylvania's wildlife and what they do as winter approaches! Welcome winter with a storytime, fun activities, a craft, and a guided nature walk. Meet a LIVE raptor and learn about what they do when temperatures start to drop. This program is designe…
Wednesday, December 7 2022 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

2022 Migration Season Wrap Up Webinar

2022 Migration Season Wrap Up Webinar

Kempton, PA
In this virtual program, Senior Research Biologist David Barber and team will discuss the highlights and lowlights of Hawk Mountain’s 2022 Migration Season and how this year’s totals compare to the Sanctuary’s long-term trends. This FREE virtual program is part of our Stay at Home Speaker Series, …
Thursday, January 19 2023 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Homeschool Happenings

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 hands-on learning activities both inside and outdoors. September 21: Incre…
Wed, Jan 19 2022 10:00 AM Wed, Dec 14 2022 12:00 PM

Welcome Winter Hike - CANCELLED

Welcome Winter Hike - CANCELLED

Kempton, PA
Join us for a guided hike to North Lookout and enjoy the beauty of the approaching winter season! Then warm up and sip hot cocoa and munch cookies while learning about some of Pennsylvania’s winter-loving raptors. $15, $10 for Members.Limited to 20 participants.Meet in Visitor Center
Sunday, December 11 2022 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
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