Birds Migrating over Hawk Ridge

Observatory Staff Counts and Band Birds to Monitor Population

DULUTH, Minn. – Birds are migrating to their winter homes, so now is the time for many Northlanders to watch them fly by.

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth is a great place to see birds flying overhead.

Classes for kids and adults are offered there that teach all about our friends in the skies.

The Hawk Ridge staff count, catch, and band birds to monitor their population.

“Raptors being at the top of the food chain as a top predator, they’re one of those birds that are also known as an indicator species and so, if we’re noticing changes, declines in raptor populations, that’s also signaling to us something’s happening in our environment,” said Janelle Long, Executive Director of Hawk Ridge.

Hawk Ridge has an owl program Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

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