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Hawk Weekend Festival
-a celebration of birds-

September 19, 20 and 21, 2014

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Make plans now for the annual Hawk Weekend Festival, September 19-21, 2014!

Our evening events will be held at the Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet. We will kick off the festival at our Friday night dinner event with our annual member meeting, awards, and a great presentation from Laura Erickson. Laura has been sharing her love of birds for decades, as an author, trip leader, public speaker, and as the creator and producer of the long-running radio show “For the Birds”. She recently completed her own “Big Year” of birding identifying 604 species!

Our Saturday evening dinner event will feature an exciting raffle and auction, and an engaging presentation on owls from expert Dr. James R. Duncan, Director of the Wildlife Branch with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship. Jim has been conducting research on owls for over 25 years and has a passion for it. He is the author of Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival and The Complete Book of North American Owls. The full registration includes meals both nights, field trips on Saturday & Sunday, and admission to an “Advanced Hawkwatching” workshop at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. An optional day trip to the Sax-Zim Bog will be on Friday.


Please note hotel rooms tend to fill up quickly during the fall season, so we suggest you make your travel plans early to attend.

New this year - Commemorative Shirts!

Featuring original artwork by popular Duluth artist Adam Swanson. More of Adam's art can be found at Siiviis and at Lizzards Gallery in Duluth, at Sivertson's Gallery in Grand Marais, and at his website

$26 each if pre-ordered by September 1. You can pre-order your shirt when you register for Hawk Weekend or you can purchase it separately and pick it up when you arrive for the festival. Click on the Buy Now button below.

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$31 at event.