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Celebrate the Sanctuary with Annual Birds and Brew Event

Posted on June 22, 2022 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain is excited to once again host the annual Birds and Brew on Sat, Aug 13, with unlimited tastings, live music, delicious food, and the "coolest crowd in conservation."

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Exclusive Events for Mountain Members this Summer

Posted on June 08, 2022 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain is offering several member exclusive events this Summer!

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Summer Events for Everyone

Posted on May 27, 2022 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain will host events celebrating Black Birders Week, Pride Month, Latino Conservation Week, and more.

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Berks Sinfonietta Returns to Hawk Mountain for June 11 Performance

Posted on May 19, 2022 in Visitors

Berks Sinfonietta returns to Hawk Mountain for a second Music on the Mountain, performing a selection of nature and storm-themed symphonies to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

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The Hawk Mountain Arts Tour Is Back

Posted on May 17, 2022 in Visitors

All roads lead to local artists during the self-guided Hawk Mountain Arts Tour on Saturday, June 4.

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Improve Your Home Landscape with the Hawk Mountain Spring Native Plant Sale

Posted on May 04, 2022 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain will host its annual Spring Native Plant Sale May 14-15, featuring almost 100 species of native plants for any PA landscape.

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Announcing Youth Art Month Contest Winners & Exhibit

Posted on April 26, 2022 in Visitors

The winners and honorable mentions of the 2022 Youth Art Month Contest are on display in the Hawk Mountain Visitor Center Gallery through May 22.

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Hawk Mountain to Host Spring Documentary Series

Posted on April 18, 2022 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain is hosting a Spring Documentary Series with three separate showings in the Sanctuary’s outdoor Amphitheater.

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Celebrate Earth Day and Vultures with Hawk Mountain

Posted on April 14, 2022 in Visitors

Join us April 22-24 for a weekend of activities celebrating Earth Day, vultures, and springtime migration!

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Adirondack Pack Workshop is Back, Plus A New Berry Basket Class

Posted on April 07, 2022 in Visitors

The Adirondack Pack Workshop is back by popular demand along with a NEW Berry Basket Workshop. Participants will learn how to weave their very own beautiful baskets and take home their creations.

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Spring Migration Hawk Watch Launches April 1, 2022

Posted on March 25, 2022 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain invites visitors to the Sanctuary for the Spring 2022 Migration Season.

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Fall 2021 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Posted on March 10, 2022 in Visitors

Hawk mountain has selected the winners, runners up, and honorable mentions of the 2021 Fall Photo Contest.

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Get Creative with the Return of the Winter Artisan Series

Posted on January 31, 2022 in Visitors

The Sanctuary is thrilled to be partnering once again with The Arts Barn to present an array of hands-on artisan workshops instructed by talented, professional artists.

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A golden opportunity to see North America's largest bird of prey at Hawk Mountain

Posted on October 28, 2021 in Visitors

On Saturday, November 6, Hawk Mountain visitors will have a guaranteed opportunity to see both a bald and a golden eagle up close during the Eagle Day event.

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Music on the Mountain: Gabriel Chamber Ensemble to perform at Hawk Mountain

Posted on August 04, 2021 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain and the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble have partnered to present a one-hour presentation of classical selections sharing the healing powers of music and nature with themes of love and patriotism.

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Hawk Mountain announces 2021 Spring Native Plant Sale

Posted on April 20, 2021 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain’s Native Plant Sale will be held May 15-16, featuring over 100 species of Pennsylvania native plants for your home landscape.

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Spring Migration Hawk Watch launches April 1

Posted on March 18, 2021 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain invites visitors to look for returning raptors and other migrants during its annual Spring Hawk Watch, held daily April 1 through May 15.

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Plan Accordingly for October Visits

Posted on October 03, 2020 in Visitors

With heightened fall visitation, safety remains our utmost priority. We cannot guarantee parking during busy October weekends. Please plan accordingly!

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Hawk Mountain Hosts Member Appreciation Exclusive Sale

Posted on September 22, 2020 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain will host a Members Exclusive Sale on Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25

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Go Native with the 2020 Fall Native Plant Sale

Posted on September 04, 2020 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain encourages all to go native with their home gardens with its annual Fall Native Plant Sale on Saturday, September 12.

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Fly into Fall with the Annual Migration Kick-Off

Posted on August 07, 2020 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain will kick off the 2020 Autumn Migration season with the annual Off to a Flying Start kick-off event.

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Welcoming Visitors as Trails Reopened on June 5

Posted on June 12, 2020 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has reopened trails with new safety protocols in place. The Visitor Center remains closed at this time.

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Hawk Mountain Announces 2020 Discovery Institute Series

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain has launched a new Discovery Institute Series—a set of events designed for adults and interested learners who are looking for an immersive educational experience.

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Hawk Mountain announces 2020 Winter Artisan Series

Posted on January 08, 2020 in Visitors

This is the Sanctuary’s first year hosting a winter artisan workshop series, and it is proudly presented in collaboration with The Arts Barn.

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Kutztown University’s Dr. Todd Underwood Shares Research on Brood Parasitism

Posted on October 31, 2019 in Visitors

With research on brood parasitism spanning more than two decades, Dr. Todd Underwood shares what he has learned about the behavior, and what he will continue to study as he takes a sabbatical at Hawk Mountain’s Acopian Center for Conservation Learning.

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State Historical Marker Dedicated at Hawk Mountain

Posted on September 05, 2019 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary dedicated an official Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) roadside marker on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

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Volunteer Trail Weekend for Teens

Posted on June 18, 2019 in Visitors

While Hawk Mountain often holds Trail Days for volunteers to help maintain the wildlife, this is the first weekend-long event.

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Flock to the Mountain This Summer!

Posted on June 06, 2019 in Visitors

During the summertime, the outdoors are warm, bright, and just waiting to be explored, and Hawk Mountain is no exception. In addition to the lush, green trails that are always offered, this summer is bursting with events for everyone to enjoy.

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Go on an Appalachian Adventure with Our Summer Camp!

Posted on May 08, 2019 in Visitors

As the school year winds down, it’s time to start thinking summer vacation! Twice this summer, Hawk Mountain will host its one-of-a-kind Appalachian Adventure Camp for young nature enthusiasts entering grades 4-8.

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Autumn Migration 2018 Has Begun

Posted on August 15, 2018 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain invites visitors to watch and monitor the annual passage of raptor migrants as they move south during the Autumn Hawk Watch, held daily August 15 through December 15, at the Sanctuary’s famous North Lookout. Trail fees apply for non-members and cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Members are admitted free year-round, and memberships can be purchased online or at the Visitor Center

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Hawk Mountain to host inaugural Birds & Brew

Posted on July 05, 2018 in Visitors

Join us for Birds and Brew, a chance to enjoy unlimited beer tastings from up to a dozen local breweries, along with high-class food, a commemorative 6 ounce glass, and live music entertainment, all to benefit Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

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Annual Arts Tour promote local art and nature

Posted on May 30, 2018 in Visitors

All roads lead to local artists on the Hawk Mountain Arts Tour and Sale on Saturday, June 2 from 9 am to 5 pm. Now in its 13th year, the tour has grown to include more than 40 artists and businesses with the addition of a satellite location hosted by the Hamburg Arts Alliance.

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Native Plant Sale on May 19-20

Posted on May 12, 2018 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain's annual spring sale of natives will feature nearly 300 species of Pennsylvania wildflowers, vines, grasses, ferns, shrubs, and trees.

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Digital Photo Contest Closes Nov 26

Posted on October 27, 2017 in Visitors

Grab your camera and get to the Mountain, because Sunday, November 26 marks the final day for photographers to submit entries for the Hawk Mountain Digital Photo Contest.

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Jack Holcomb receives Warden Award: Hawk Mountain's Highest Honor

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Visitors

Jack Holcomb received this award due to his admirable 40 plus years of service for the Sanctuary, which included volunteering behind the bookstore counter or at the trail entrance as the "Keeper of the Gate."

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Hawk Mountain receives international award for Silhouette Trail

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Visitors

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New Raptors Take Over Silhouette Trail

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Visitors

The ADA accessible Silhouette Trail, which meanders through Hawk Mountain's ridge-top forest between the Trail Head and South Lookout, has undergone its first display transformation this past month.

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Hawk Mountain honored for improving accessibility with new trail

Posted on November 07, 2015 in Visitors

“This project is one of the greatest inclusionary outcomes in our entire region, if not in the entire state.”

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Hawk Mountain opens Accessible Trail

Posted on July 28, 2015 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain is setting a new standard for outdoor spaces since no guidelines exist at the state or local level.

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Congressman Matt Cartwright visits the Mountain

Posted on June 08, 2015 in Visitors

Congressman Matt Cartwright spent some time learning about Hawk Mountain, its raptor conservation mission, and its programs in scientific research, training and education during a recent visit to the Sanctuary on Saturday, June 6.

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Accessible Trail at Hawk Mountain

Posted on April 02, 2015 in Visitors

Hawk Mountain in July 2015 opened its first Accessible Trail to the nearby South Lookout.

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Conservation winners selected

Posted on September 10, 2014 in Visitors

The team at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary congratulates our conservation winners and thanks them for their participation.

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Student is thankful for Hawk Mountain

Posted on December 13, 2013 in Visitors

"The best way to protect raptors is to engage young people ... to inform, educate and inspire the next generation. What a great holiday gift to read her note."

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