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PA TWS Chapter

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society!

Our mission is to represent and serve the community of wildlife professionals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Chartered in 1977, PA TWS exists to serve our devoted network of scientists, managers, educators, technicians, planners, and others who work actively to study, manage, and conserve wildlife and habitats of Pennsylvania.

PA TWS Objectives

(1) to develop and promote sound stewardship of wildlife resources and of the environments upon which wildlife and humans depend

(2) to undertake an active role in preventing human-induced environmental degradation

(3) to increase awareness and appreciation of wildlife values

(4) to seek the highest standards in all activities of the wildlife profession

(5) to serve the specialized needs of Pennsylvania in wildlife resource management

Our parent organization, The Wildlife Society (TWS), was founded in 1937 and is an international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.

Upcoming Events


Join the PA TWS for a one-day workshop at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, PA. Cost to attend is $10 per person. Please register by Sept. 23, 2022:

Early October is an excellent time to visit Hawk Mountain. There are 16 diurnal raptors that migrate on the Kittantinny ridge. Hawk Mountain is the world’s longest running raptor migration count site with an average 18,000 raptors each fall.

Attendees can earn up to 2.5 Continuing Education Credits for participating in this workshop. Learn more here.

Tentative Schedule:

9:30am – Arrive at Hawk Mountain

  • meet in Education Building

10:00-11:00am – Raptors Up Close program

11:30am-3:00pm – Hike and lunch at North Lookout from the Education Building

  • bring packed lunch

3:00-3:30pm – Free time to visit bookstore and Visitor Center

4:00-5:30pm – Broad-winged Hawk migration and research program with Dr. Laurie Goodrich

  • meet at Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, located on Rt. 895 ~5 min from Hawk Mt. Sanctuary

5:30pm – Departure

What to bring:

Packed lunch, water, binoculars, daypack, wear sturdy shoes, hiking attire, and something to sit on.

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