Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

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Address: 3980 East Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55804

Latitude/Longitude: 46.846908, -92.031641

Web site: click here

Phone: (218) 428-6209

Pricing: Free


Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is located on the western ridge of Lake Superior in Duluth Minnesota.

Leaving North America, raptors migrate on their way to the southern hemisphere and can be viewed along this historic area along the shore of the big lake. Impressive numbers of birds are counted from mid-August into December. There are naturalists who often net the birds, band them for research and then release them. The species that you may view include American kestrels, sharp-shinned hawks and broad-winged hawks, red-tailed and rough-legged hawks, northern goshawks, eagles and turkey vultures.

At the peak of the Fall migration as many as 200,000 birds have migrated through in one day.

From the Author: Don't forget to bring binoculars, warm clothing as the wind plays a factor and a chair may be desirable. West or northwest winds bring a bigger number of birds!

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