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Upcoming Events

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Trail Admission May 22-28 (good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Birdability: Birding Is for Everybody and Every Body!

Kempton, PA EDT
Birding is an activity that can bring so much joy and empowerment to everybody, but not everybody is able to go birding easily. During this FREE virtual program, learn about Birdability, a brand new non-profit based in the U… read more

Trail Admission May 29-31 (good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

#BlackInNature: Creating Intentional Space In Nature for Black and Brown Birders

Kempton, PA EDT
The ICBC welcomes all black and brown naturalists as well as those non-BIPOC folks who practice ACTIVE allyship to participate in a walk up to the hawkwatch/lookout as we intentionally explore the space, talk about represent… read more

Trail Admission June 1-4 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Birds

Kempton, PA EDT
Hawk Mountain naturalists and special guest, Thomas Koger, will lead a guided walk to discover what birds can be found along the Lookout Trail.

Trail Admission June 5-11 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Raptor Field Techniques Course

Kempton, PA EDT
Raptors...four days of just raptors! The goal of this workshop is to help you build confidence in your raptor field techniques. Learn new methods or hone existing skills at world-renowned Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Throughout … read more

Let's Go Birding Together

Kempton, PA EDT
Celebrate Pride Month and take to the trails with Hawk Mountain naturalists. While the focus will be birds, we will also take the opportunity to appreciate the diverse flora and fauna that call the Sanctuary home.

Berks Sinfonietta | Music on the Mountain

Kempton, PA EDT
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.

Trail Admission June 12-18(Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

The American Kestrel | Virtual Educator Workshop

Kempton, PA EDT
Learn all about Pennsylvania’s smallest falcon, the American kestrel, with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Discover Hawk Mountain’s expanded research aimed to understand why kestrel populations are in decline and what we all can do… read more

Trail Admission June 19-25 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

(SOLD OUT) Art of Nature Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Campers combine creative expression and exploring nature through art, music, movement, and role-playing. They will learn about the natural world and meet live animals to inspire imagination and creation. This week-long, dail… read more

(SOLD OUT) Creative Creations Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
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

Sounds of Summer Walk | Member Exclusive

Orwigsburg, PA EDT
Enjoy searching and listening for late spring and early summer birds, as well as other signs of wildlife on a guided walk with Sanctuary President Sean Grace on trails not accessible to visitors.

Peregrine Falcon | Virtual Educator Workshop

Kempton, PA EDT
Learn about the rebounding peregrine falcon and join the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a behind the scenes look at the DEP PA FalconCam and the annual banding of the eyasses. A further look into the import… read more

Trail Admission June 26-30 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Summer Meadow Walk

Orwigsburg, PA EDT
Join Master Naturalist Gordon Bosler as we explore the meadow near the Acopian Center for summer butterflies and insects. We will also search for birds common to meadow ecosystem.

(SOLD OUT) Surviving in the Wild Summer Camp #1

Kempton, PA EDT
Learn techniques that people utilized hundreds of years ago in order to live off the land. Discover how past humans, plants, and wild animals survived, and listen to stories of the past.  Campers will learn survival skills t… read more

(SOLD OUT) Wild Survivors Summer Camp #1

Kempton, PA EDT
Learn about people of the past and what techniques they used to survive in nature. Discover how plants and wild animals from years ago survived in the forest. Meet some LIVE animals and learn how they stay safe and find food… read more

Trail Admission July 1-2 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Admission July 3-9 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

(SOLD OUT) Fascinating Creatures Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Whether they have fur or feathers, crawl or fly, hop or swim, the wild animals of our world have always captured our imagination. Which animal is the fastest, biggest, or strongest? Meet some of the coolest LIVE animals this… read more

Predators & Prey Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
This week campers will learn about the ancient relationship between predator and prey! Discover survival strategies like camouflage, while searching for predators and their prey throughout the sanctuary. Campers will get up … read more

Trail Admission July 10-16 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

(SOLD OUT) Surviving in the Wild Summer Camp #2

Kempton, PA EDT
Learn techniques that people utilized hundreds of years ago in order to live off the land. Discover how past humans, plants, and wild animals survived, and listen to stories of the past.  Campers will learn survival skills t… read more

(SOLD OUT) Wild Survivors Summer Camp #2

Kempton, PA EDT
Learn about people of the past and what techniques they used to survive in nature. Discover how plants and wild animals from years ago survived in the forest. Meet some LIVE animals and learn how they stay safe and find food… read more

Trail Admission July 17-23 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

(SOLD OUT) All Creatures Big & Small Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Each day campers will investigate a new type of animal group found at the sanctuary, using everything from field guides to bug jars. Campers will explore insects, birds, mammals, and more during this week dedicated to the an… read more

All About Animals Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Each day campers will investigate a new type of animal group found at the sanctuary, using everything from field guides to bug jars. Campers will explore insects, birds, mammals, and more during this week dedicated to the an… read more

Trail Admission July 24-30

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

(SOLD OUT) Wild Discoveries Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Discover nature in the strangest places! Look under logs, splash in a stream, and search through a puddle during this week of nature investigation. Campers will see the natural world from different perspectives as they scan … read more

N.S.I. (Nature Scene Investigator) Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Who left that track in the mud? Who made that nest? Who is swashing in a stream? Who lives there? Campers will investigate clues in nature during this week of exploration and sleuthing. Come be a Nature Scene Investigator! U… read more

Trail Admission July 31

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

(SOLD OUT) Nature Games Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Campers will discover the natural world, and more about themselves, through interactive games and activities. Animal encounters, hiking, stream study fun, teambuilding, scavenger hunts, and more! Off-site stream study includ… read more

Trail Admission Aug. 1-6 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Woodland Games Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Campers will have the opportunity to learn by playing outdoor games, splashing in a stream, doing scavenger hunts, and tackling teambuilding challenges. Animal encounters, hiking, games, and so much more! Off-site stream stu… read more

Trail Admission Aug. 7-13 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

(SOLD OUT) Young Naturalist Summer Camp

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

Nature Adventure Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Campers will put on their “naturalist hats” and explore their environment! Learn all about Appalachian plants and animals with hiking, stream study, LIVE animal encounters, raptors up close, owl pellet dissection, team build… read more

Birds & Brew

Kempton, PA EDT
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, Radioactive Muensters, unlimited beve… read more

Trail Admission Aug. 14-20 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Admission Aug. 21-27 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Admission Aug. 28-31 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Admission Sept. 1-3 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Admission Sept. 4-10(Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Admission Sept. 11-17(Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Admission Sept. 18-24(Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Trail Admission Sept. 25-30(Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA EDT
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and loo… read more

Raptor Field Techniques Course

Kempton, PA EDT
Raptors...four days of just raptors! The goal of this workshop is to help you build confidence in your raptor field techniques. Learn new methods or hone existing skills at world-renowned Hawk Mountain Sanctuary during the s… read more
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Past Events

The Secret World of Bats: Our Night Protectors

The Secret World of Bats: Our Night Protectors

Kempton, PA
Get the chance to meet a LIVE bat and to learn why bats are important, how we can help protect them, and how they are vital to the health of our environment. Participants will dive into the world of bats and explore the more than 1,400 species of bats throughout our planet. Learn about their natur…
Saturday, May 21 2022 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

World Migratory Bird Day Walk

World Migratory Bird Day Walk

Kempton, PA
World Migratory Bird Day is held annually to raise awareness of the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. Celebrate and learn more about migratory birds across the world with crafts, games, feeder interpretation, and information about global bird migration. WMBD is an all-day event, b…
Saturday, May 14 2022 9:00 AM 10:30 AM

Trail Admission May 15-21 (good for one day only)

Trail Admission May 15-21 (good for one day only)

Kempton, PA
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and lookouts when a safe distance from others cannot be maintained.  Please selec…
Sun, May 15 2022 8:30 AM Sat, May 21 2022 5:00 PM

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Course - Member Exclusive

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED 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 variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac arrest emergencies. Certification…
Sunday, May 15 2022 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Warbler Weekend Walk: Pine Swamp

Warbler Weekend Walk: Pine Swamp

Kempton, PA
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. Want more warbler action? Join us for the…
Sunday, May 8 2022 8:00 AM 11:00 AM

Habitats for Bats

Habitats for Bats

Kempton, PA
Help us start off the day dedicated to celebrating bat populations by showing them a little appreciation. HMS staff will guide participants in building small bat houses for our misunderstood friends. Bats also help people as a totally natural and effective way to control insect populations! Informa…
Saturday, May 21 2022 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Trail Admission May 8-14 (good for one day only)

Trail Admission May 8-14 (good for one day only)

Kempton, PA
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. Following CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend that all visitors regardless of vaccination status wear a face mask inside the Visitor Center. Masks are suggested on trails and lookouts when a safe distance from others cannot be maintained.  Please selec…
Sun, May 8 2022 8:30 AM Sat, May 14 2022 5:00 PM

Vanishing of the Bees | Documentary

Vanishing of the Bees | Documentary

Kempton, PA
This event has been CANCELLED due to impending thunderstorms. The evening consists of a short talk followed by the documentary, which examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the relationship between mankind and earth. It takes a piercing, investigative look at the economic, political …
Saturday, May 14 2022 6:30 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. February 16: Sensor…
Wed, Jan 19 2022 10:00 AM Wed, May 18 2022 12:00 PM

Moonlit Hike

Moonlit Hike

Kempton, PA
This event has been CANCELLED due to impending thunderstorms.       Join Hawk Mountain staff on a guided hike by moonlight to North Lookout! Begin the program with a meet and greet with a LIVE nocturnal raptor in our Visitor Center Gallery, and learn about the nocturnal creatures and the adapta…
Saturday, May 14 2022 8:00 PM 10:30 PM
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