Bird Count Underway at Hawk Ridge in Duluth

Bird Count on Record Pace in Duluth

An annual event is underway in Duluth that’s on record pace.

The Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory has begun its annual bird counting season.

Observers make note of both raptors and non-raptors.

The official count began August 15th and those at Hawk Ridge say they seem to be on a record pace with song birds and other non-raptors with more than 150,000 already counted.

Most happened on September 1st when experts their say a flight of 91,667 non-raptors overwhelmed counters.

Among the birds, 33,758 warblers were counted, the largest flight of warblers ever recorded in Minnesota.

Thousands will flock to the observatory from across the globe this month for the annual hawk migration.

To celebrate, the Hawk Weekend Festival will be held at the observatory from September 18-20.

For more information about Hawk Ridge check out their webpage.

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