Top Ten Natural Features in Stony Valley & Surrounds
No. 4 - Second Mountain Hawk Watch

Discovered by Morris Cox in 1983 when he was visiting Stony Valley and decided to pull off in his car to have some lunch, Second Mountain Hawk Watch is a favorite spot for birders. Hawk Watch offers a great vantage point to see Fort Indiantown Gap and overlook Stony Valley and the mountains beyond. In the path of migratory hawks for a quarter of the year, the bird count at Hawk Watch is maintained by Second Mountain Hawk Watch.

In years past, Hawk Watch has been staffed daily from the end of August to the end of December by birders counting migratory hawks. A variety of raptors can be seen from Hawk Watch including sharp shinned hawks, harriers, bald eagles and golden eagles.

DIRECTIONS: From I-81, take exit 85B toward Fort Indiantown Gap, then merge onto Fisher Ave. Travel 0.5 miles and turn left onto Asher Miner Road. Continue 2.2 miles on Asher Miner Road until it becomes Moonshine Road / PA-443. Continue 1.3 miles and follow signs to Second Mountain Hawk Watch. Please be advised that Hawk Watch is at the end of an unmaintained dirt road. High clearance vehicles are suggested.

Use State Game Lands #211 Map 2 of 3

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