Ridge Ramblings


Click this link to read the History of Wildcat Ridge WMA before it was a Wildlife Management Area.

Wildcat Ridge founding News Letter ....

Bill Gallagher's commemoration dinner ....

Click this link to read about St. Patrick's Cemetery/Church History.


HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY located in Kempton, PA, is where hawk watching began. Founded by Rosalie Edge to stop the shooting of hawks that migrate along the eastern edge of the Appalachian chain. Their lookouts provide breathtaking views of these magnificent birds as they journey south in the fall.

HAWK WATCH INTERNATIONAL, located in Salt Lake City, ID, is also one of the  premier organizations involved in the study of migratory hawks. They are dedicated to monitoring & promoting the conservation of raptors. They strive to protect raptors & the ecosystem in which they live.

During spring & fall seasons, BIRDHAWK carries  most major site activities on a daily basis.

NEW JERSEY AUDUBON has always considered New Jersey as the Crossroads of  Migration. This is also true for hawk migration. New Jersey has 12 active hawk watches. Eleven of these sites do fall counts, and two do both seasons. Wildcat Ridge is one of those doing both seasons. For a map showing locations of New Jersey Sites, check out the Chimney Rock Home Page.

Want to try your identification skills? Try Virtual Hawking.

If you are into hiking in the area, try NY/NJ Trail Conference, and Slackpacker

Take a look at the West Coast Hawks at Golden Gate Raptor Observatory.