Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Founded in 1934, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary became the world’s first refuge for birds of prey. Visit year-round to enjoy hiking, birding, hawk watching, or being outdoors. Your visit supports our raptor conservation mission, or join us as a member or volunteer.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has since grown to 2,600 acres, with over 60,000 visitors per year and more than 9,000 members that keep the Sanctuary’s mission alive.
On- and off-site, HMS helps to educate through lectures, workshops, programs and events, while also offering access to its 8+ miles of hiking trails for firsthand learning and observation. For 85 years, visitors have been able to immerse themselves and experience raptors in this native habitat.
Hawk Mountain uses a local-to-global approach in conservation, seeking to educate the public and conserve raptors in the immediate area as well as across the country and the world. Through its extensive trainee programs, educators and conservationists learn from qualified, dedicated scientists and educators the best methods for research and outreach. By taking on these trainees, the Sanctuary has already helped further conservation programs in Africa, Central and South America, the Arctic, and more. In places like Batumi in the Republic of Georgia, our traineeship graduates have helped establish locations with a similar origin story to ours exchange damaging raptor hunting for eco-tourism.
Monday :8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday :8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday :8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday :8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday :8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday :8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday :8:00 AM - 5:00 PM