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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Appalachian Geology: Legacy of Hawk Mountain Landscape

Kempton, PA EDT
The migration flyway used today by raptors has its roots in geological events that took place over the past 400 million years. The Appalachian Mountains are some of the oldest landforms on the continent and hold evidence of … read more

Watersheds: What Are They, Why Should We Care, What Can We Do

Kempton, PA EDT
Join Steve Tricarico, Master Watershed Steward and chairperson of Tulpehocken Creek Watershed Association, for an introduction to the watershed concept, how it relates to Hawk Mountain, and water quality.

Full Moon Hike

Kempton, PA EDT
Mountain members can join President Sean Grace and a HMS Educator 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, and learn about th… read more

Rosalie’s Ramble | Central Park Birding SOLD OUT

Hamburg, PA EDT
Celebrate Hawk Mountain's 90th anniversary with a birding excursion to New York City's beautiful Central Park! Join HMS staff and volunteer naturalists for a guided birding experience in the Ramble, one of Hawk Mountain foun… read more

National Go Birding Day Walk

Kempton, PA EDT
Enjoy a guided birding experieince with Hawk Mountain staff and volunteers. This slow paced outing will take place in and around the Visitor Center and Native Plant Garden.

Wee Ones Walk: Flower Power

Kempton, PA EDT
Spring is in the air and summer is on the way. Let’s explore all the wonderful wildflowers and all of their wonderful shapes and colors.

Accessible Warbler Watch

Kempton, PA EDT
Join Hawk Mountain staff on our accessible trail connecting our Amphitheater, Visitor Center, Native Habitat Garden, and award-winning ADA Accessible Silhouette Trail that leads up to our scenic South Lookout, as we search f… read more

Warbler Walk at Pine Swamp

Kempton, PA EDT
Take a morning walk with a Hawk Mountain naturalist in pursuit of wood warblers and other elusive migrants in the forests at Pine Swamp.

Benefit for the Birds 2024

Kempton, PA EDT
Kick-off the 90th anniversary of Hawk Mountain with us and enjoy an evening of good food and mingling to benefit the Sanctuary! Celebrate this special anniversary by meeting current and former trainees and meet some of Hawk … read more

Where We've Been & Where We're Going: Trainee Symposium

Kempton, PA EDT
In celebration of Hawk Mountain’s 90th, we invite you to join us for a full-day trainee symposium featuring talks and discussions with alumni interns and trainees from around the world as they share their work in education a… read more

The Secret World of Bats

Kempton, PA EDT
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.

Nature Under Your Nose: Nature Photography Workshop

Kempton, PA EDT
Dramatic photos of wildlife seen in nature are a joy to behold and an inspiration to all! Through lecture and on-site practice, professional photographer David Greaves presents insights on observing nature, basics of using n… read more

Trail Birds

Kempton, PA EDT
Celebrate National Trail Day with a guided bird walk to discover what species can be found along the Lookout Trail and at North Lookout.

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.

Creative Creatures Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Explore nature and creative expression through art, music, and movement. Uncover the natural world and meet live animals to inspire your imagination! Make art and make friends under the shade of Hawk Mountain this summer.

Introduction to Raptor Field Techniques

Kempton, PA EDT
Raptors...four days of all things raptors! The goal of this workshop is to help build your raptor field techniques and see first-hand how biologists study raptors. Learn new methods, or hone existing skills, at world-renowne… read more

Animal Kingdom Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Fur and scales and feathers, OH MY! Get up close and personal with mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, and much more. Discover the animal kingdom through crafts, games, special guests, and of course LIVE ANIMALS! Offsite aqua… read more

Member Mixer at Hope Hill Lavender Farm

Pottsville, PA EDT
Take in the incredible view from atop Hope Hill Lavender Farm, meet the owners and learn about their homemade items. Special guest appearance of a Hawk Mountain feathered educator and light dinner prepared by the Brickhouse … read more

Vulture Encounter | Member Exclusive

Orwigsburg, PA EDT
Learn how vultures play in important role in nature and about the ongoing research led by Hawk Mountain biologists!

Butterfly Survey

Kempton, PA EDT
Join a naturalist in the garden to participate in Hawk Mountain's annual North American Butterfly Association fourth of July butterfly survey. Scan and identify butterfly species visiting the native habitat garden and learn … read more

Mountain Adventure Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Hike, explore, and discover Hawk Mountain! Meet up with some birds of prey or chill out with some reptiles while learning about Appalachian wildlife. This action packed 3-day camp is perfect for first time campers or those c… read more

Wild Survivors Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Challenge yourself in the great outdoors! Learn survival skills through hands-on experiences while building new friendships. Discover how humans, plants, and animals survive in the wild. Put some of your skills to the test d… read more

Junior Veterinarian Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a vet? Immerse yourself in the veterinarian world with hands-on activities, live animals, and special guests. Take a look behind the scenes at what it takes to help injured wildlife and othe… read more

Ancient Survivors Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Glimpse into the past and discover how prehistoric power houses survived. Learn about civilizations of the past through stories, games, and hands-on activities!  Special guests and live animals help history come alive during… read more

Science Safari Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Come to the camp where we will ask: why and how? Campers will investigate the wonders of the world through experiments and hands-on activities. Live animals and special guest presentations are sure to be a blast! And the fun… read more

Eco Explorers Summer Camp

Kempton, PA EDT
Discover the amazing connections of nature! Observe plants and live animals up close in their natural habitats. No stone will be left unturned as we explore Hawk Mountain! Help us determine the water quality of an offsite st… 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 in the outdoor amphitheater. Ticket includes a live music performance by local band, Six to Midnight, unlimited bev… read more

Introduction to Raptor Field Techniques

Kempton, PA EDT
Raptors...four days of all things raptors! The goal of this workshop is to help build your raptor field techniques and see first-hand how biologists study raptors. Learn new methods, or hone existing skills, at world-renowne… read more
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Past Events

Mountain with a Checkered Past | Acrylic Painting Workshop

Mountain with a Checkered Past | Acrylic Painting Workshop

Kempton, PA
Want to try acrylic painting? Bring a 12" X 12" canvas and learn to create a piece of art worthy of hanging. Step by step instructions, paint, and brushes will be provided. $18Limited to 10 participants.Held in the Education Building, which is ADA accessible.
Saturday, March 9 2024 10:30 AM 12:30 PM

Raptor Egg Hunt

Raptor Egg Hunt

Kempton, PA
Come along for an “Egg”cellent adventure. Learn all about eggs and the creatures that lay them. Children will then search for “raptor” eggs hidden in the forest. All eggs are turned in for a prize!  All ages will be hunting at the same time for eggs, please plan accordingly. Rain cancels. Ticket i…
Saturday, March 30 2024 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

CANCELLED Wee Ones Walk: Rainy Days and Puddle Ducks

CANCELLED Wee Ones Walk: Rainy Days and Puddle Ducks

Kempton, PA
April showers bring May flowers. This month we’ll discover animals that love the rain. We will have a quacking good time learning all about ducks! This program is designed for children ages 3-5 and includes story read along, nature activity, short outdoor hike, and craft. New seasonal theme each m…
Wednesday, April 3 2024 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Wire Tree Workshop

Wire Tree Workshop

Kempton, PA
Experience the "Ooohhhh! Ahhhhh!" of creating your very own wire tree from 100 strands of wire. Come learn how to make a stunning Wire Tree from multi-media artist Mark Golomb how to hand shape and twist steel wires into the form of a tree, followed by painting it and mounting it in a base.  There…
Saturday, March 16 2024 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

Crafting Herbal Tea Blends SOLD OUT

Crafting Herbal Tea Blends SOLD OUT

Kempton, PA
This class will go into the history of tea time and tea drinking around the world. Participants will learn a basic method of cutting and drying herbs from their garden for tea, as well as the difference between tea in a tea bag and fresh or dried herbal tea crafted at home. Each participant will l…
Saturday, March 23 2024 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Spring Salamander Survey - Canceled due to weather forecast

Spring Salamander Survey - Canceled due to weather forecast

Kempton, PA
Assist Hawk Mountain staff with a spring salamander survey and look for other signs of amphibian activity on site. Learn more about salamanders on the sanctuary and collect data on species seen during the spring spawn movements. Will also survey several frog species. Date flexible depending on tim…
Saturday, March 23 2024 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Trail Admission Jan - March 2024 (Good for one day only)

Trail Admission Jan - March 2024 (Good for one day only)

Kempton, PA
The Visitor Center is open daily 9am - 5pm. * Visitor Center will close at 2 PM on Easter Sunday, March 31. * Please select the day and appropriate ticket type. You can select more than one, and you will receive an individual ticket to print for each. Phone screenshot or printed ticket will be acc…
Tue, Jan 2 2024 8:30 AM Sun, Mar 31 2024 2:00 PM

CANCELLED Studying Iconic Forest Raptors from South America: Advances and Future Challenges

CANCELLED Studying Iconic Forest Raptors from South America: Advances and Future Challenges

Kempton, PA
In this virtual program, Tomas Rivas Fuenzalida will talk about the work that he and his team have developed over the last few years to learn more about some of the most iconic and unknown forest raptors in South America. These species include the rufous-tailed hawk (Buteo ventralis), the white-thr…
Wednesday, March 13 2024 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Art of Trees

Art of Trees

Kempton, PA
Paint and draw Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s beautiful trees with artist and author Lisa Kahn Schnell. We’ll use photographs as inspiration to capture the shapes, gestures, and expressions of these amazing organisms, and we’ll also discuss how to transition to working from life once the weather warms u…
Sunday, March 3 2024 10:00 AM 12:30 PM

Breakfast with the Birds

Breakfast with the Birds

Kempton, PA
Observe and learn about winter resident birds at our feeder station! Chat with a naturalist while you enjoy coffee, tea, and light refreshments. Indoors, accessible event. $5, Free for MembersLimited to 12 participants.Held in the Visitor Center (ADA accessible area)
Tue, Feb 6 2024 9:30 AM Tue, Apr 2 2024 11:00 AM
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