Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Duluth

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  • Set in the bluffs overlooking the north shore of Lake Superior, this scenic overlook is best known as THE spot to watch birds flying south on their autumnal migration. Every day during this time there...  more »
  • This was not bad. It had interesting facts and places to roam around. Kids did not find it to be that great  more »
  • This is the site of the migration of thousands of birds each fall. It is a truly remarkable place to experience the fascinating world of birds and humans, and there is to learn. And you can't beat the...  more »
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  • Great place! No Hawks during the time we went. I met very enthusiastic people who gave me great insight about the migration season. I look forward to going next year to see thousands of migrating Hawks!!
  • I chaperoned a field trip today for my son's second grade class. We were given an AMAZING experience and learned a lot of interesting facts about the area and the wildlife! Having the opportunity to see a red tailed hawk up close and watch the release is something we will never forget. HUGE thank you to the staff and a special thank you to Mr Andy who taught us SO much and answered all of our questions. I can't WAIT to come back and do some more exploring on my own.
  • The view is just great! So peaceful and a great stress reliever!
  • Beautiful sights and viewing in Northern Duluth. Heard the best time to see birds migrating is mid September. We stopped at the viewing hill. Then drove the parkway. Love it!
  • This observtion point is a hilltop at the narrowest point of lake superior.The naturalists and ornithologists and birders that are in attendance during the migration are awesome. There are guided hikes, instructional 'eyes on the skies' sessions or just casual bird watching, but make no mistake these people are serious about birding. This is a marvelous shared experience when the winds are right and the migration is at its peak. You can even go at night for the owl observations.
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