The Stone Mountain Hawkwatch is on the Huntingdon-Mifflin County border in central Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of State College. The site is usually covered on weekends and sporadically during the week from September 1 through mid-November, with coverage into December depending on weather conditions. Best days are on NW or W winds. The foregoing information is from the hawkwatch’s page on the State College Birding Club website. Scroll down past the checklist for directions.
Read more about the hawkwatch on the Shaver’s Creek website: “Watching the World Fly By: Hawk Watch at Stone Mountain.” JVAS member Stan Kotala also wrote an article about it back in 2007: “Enjoy the Spectacle of Autumn Hawk Migration at the Stone Mountain Hawk Watch.” Stan noted that
The platform was constructed by volunteers from the State College Bird Club and Juniata Valley Audubon more than a decade ago. Built of wood and painted gray, it blends in well with its surroundings. From the hawkwatch platform you enjoy a commanding view of Stone Valley’s largely forested landscape to the west and Big Valley’s (Kishacoquillas Valley’s) farmland to the east. Beyond the valleys Tussey Mountain to the west and Jack’s Mountain to the east.
- Guided Visit at Stone Mountain Hawk Watch - Wed Oct 05, 2016 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm