Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Windy Weather Yields Smaller Bird Count During Spring Migration

Spring Bird Counters Set Up Near Enger Tower and Thompson Hill Depending on Wind Conditions

DULUTH, Minn. – Coronavirus has pretty much put a halt to humans traveling across the nation, but it’s not stopping birds and other wildlife from soaring back into the Northland for the summer season. “We have to be here regardless of the weather,” said John Richardson, a spring migration counter with Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth. A windy, cold…

Thousands of Bird Watchers Flock to Witness Fall Migration at Hawk Ridge

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is Hosting Fall Festival Weekend September 20 - 22 in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – As of September 1, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth is celebrating its 48th season of documenting the great fall migration. This natural phenomenon is attracting hundreds, if not thousands, of bird watchers from local areas, and internationally as the seasons change. Mother Nature is guiding birds of prey such as raptors toward warmer weather as they…

Birds Flying High for Hawk Festival Weekend

The event serves as a showcase for one of the country's best places to watch the birds leave the area at Hawk Ridge.

DULUTH, Minn. – The annual Hawk Weekend Festival kicked off to celebrate fall bird migration. The event serves as a showcase for one of the country’s best places to watch the birds leave the area at Hawk Ridge. Events continue through Sunday and include programs such as field trips and even a dinner cruise. “We’ve only been here about half…