Take Flight with Hawk Ridge – September 29

September 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pier B Resort
800 W Railroad St
Duluth, MN 55802

Limited Tickets available by contacting Janelle Long at jlong@hawkridge.org

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017

Thanks to Hoops Brewing for being a sponsor at our event! Hoops Brewing, Duluth’s newest craft brewery, is a destination brewery and beer hall located in Duluth’s Canal Park offering a wide array of quality crafted styles

WHERE: Pier B Resort

TIME: 5-9pm

TICKETS: $50/person (limited tickets available until Fri. 9/15)

Dr. Karen Stubenvoll, 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

You are invited for a special gala for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5-9pm at the new Pier B Resort on the waterfront next to Bayfront Park!

Please join us for an important evening and enjoy delicious food, fun fundraiser events, live music, live birds, cash bar and entertaining speaker/storyteller/humorist, Al Batt.

The Hawk Ridge Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to Dr. Karen Stubenvoll, former Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Board Chair, for her much appreciated time, service, passion and dedication to the organization.

If you’re staying for the weekend, we’ll also be offering special private owl programs ($40/member, $50/non) and Saturday evening speaker, Nils Navarro, will be speaking about his book on the Birds of Cuba (FREE members or $5 suggested donation). Registration is required and can be completed with gala registration above.


Al Batt of Hartland, Minnesota is a writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist. Al writes humor and nature columns for many newspapers and does regular radio shows about nature. He writes a number of popular cartoon strips that are syndicated nationally and is author of the book, “A Life Gone to the Birds.” He is a columnist for “Bird Watcher’s Digest” and writes for a number of magazines and books. He is a trustee of the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, Alaska. Al hosted TV shows for many years and speaks at various festivals, conferences and conventions all over the world. He has received the Ed Franey Conservation Media Award from the Izaak Walton League and the Thomas Sadler Roberts Award from the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union for lifetime contributions to birding. Al speaks to anyone who will listen. His mother thinks he is special.

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