Calendar

Sep
1
Sat
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 11 am
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Naturalist Hike @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join staff on a hike through Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve with the hopes to investigate the reserve and describe the ecosystem within the reserve. This short hike will cover easy terrain and will be a good introduction to the landscape and species found along the North Shore.

Sep
2
Sun
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 11 am
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Naturalist Hike @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join staff on a hike through Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve with the hopes to investigate the reserve and describe the ecosystem within the reserve. This short hike will cover easy terrain and will be a good introduction to the landscape and species found along the North Shore.

Sep
5
Wed
HAWK RIDGE VOLUNTEER POTLUCK & ORIENTATION @ Hartley Nature Center
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is looking for volunteers!

This is your opportunity to be a part of a research and education team, bringing the magic of the fall raptor migration to the public.

Contact us at 218-428-6209 or mail@hawkridge.org for more information.

Join us on September 5 and find out how you can help.

Sep
8
Sat
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 11 am
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Dragonflies and Kestrels – 1 pm @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

American Kestrels and dragonflies share some common traits, even if one is an insect and the other a bird! These aerial predators roam the skies looking for prey and have a series of adaptations to help them capture potential food items. In this program, we will learn about those adaptations, along with other similarities between these two diverse Predators of the Sky!

Summit Ledges Hike 1:30
Sep 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Sep
9
Sun
Summit Ledges Hike 11 am
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 1 pm
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Sep
15
Sat
Dragonflies and Kestrels – 2:30 pm
Sep 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

American Kestrels and dragonflies share some common traits, even if one is an insect and the other a bird! These aerial predators roam the skies looking for prey and have a series of adaptations to help them capture potential food items. In this program, we will learn about those adaptations, along with other similarities between these two diverse Predators of the Sky!

Sep
16
Sun
Warblers, Waterthrushes, and Waxwings
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory researches songbird migration, as well as raptor migration? This program looks in to our songbird banding and counting that is done every year at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. This program serves as a good introduction to bird banding and what we have learned about bird migration through banding.

Summit Ledges Hike 12:30 pm
Sep 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 1 pm
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Sep
21
Fri
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 21-23
Sep 21 2018 – Sep 23 2019 all-day

Come and celebrate the fall bird migration with us! Hawk Weekend is the annual festival held by the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of North America’s best places to experience the fall bird migration at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. There will be a variety of field trips, hikes, programs, and activities for all ages!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3pm-5:30pm (meet 3pm, board 3:15pm): Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, October 12th.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Outdoor ClassroomRAIN location will be at Lester-Amity Chalet)
  • 4pm-6:30pm (meet 4pm, board 4:15pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).
  • 7:30 pm: Dr. Francesca J. Cuthbert, professor at the University of MN in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has spent nearly 30 years working toward the recovery of a rare North American shorebird, the Piping Plover. Her current research also focuses on waterbird conservation in the Great Lakes. FREE for members or included with Festival wristband. Non-members $5 donation (at door).

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)

Sun. Sept. 23rd (starts 1pm) & Mon. Sept. 24th (ends 3:30pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

FESTIVAL FEES

A festival wristband ($5) is required for registration. Wristband admits you to all daily scheduled public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Fri. 9/21 through Sun. 9/23.  This wristband is non-refundable and public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve may be canceled in inclement weather.

Other events, workshops and off-site field trips have additional fees.

There is no fee to visit Hawk Ridge.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

Cancellation Information

  • Full refund (less $5 processing fee) is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given (less $5 processing fee).
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 21-23
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Come and celebrate the fall bird migration with us! Hawk Weekend is the annual festival held by the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of North America’s best places to experience the fall bird migration at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. There will be a variety of field trips, hikes, programs, and activities for all ages!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3pm-5:30pm (meet 3pm, board 3:15pm): Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, October 12th.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Outdoor ClassroomRAIN location will be at Lester-Amity Chalet)
  • 4pm-6:30pm (meet 4pm, board 4:15pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).
  • 7:30 pm: Dr. Francesca J. Cuthbert, professor at the University of MN in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has spent nearly 30 years working toward the recovery of a rare North American shorebird, the Piping Plover. Her current research also focuses on waterbird conservation in the Great Lakes. FREE for members or included with Festival wristband. Non-members $5 donation (at door).

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)

Sun. Sept. 23rd (starts 1pm) & Mon. Sept. 24th (ends 3:30pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

FESTIVAL FEES

A festival wristband ($5) is required for registration. Price increases to $10 on September 1.  Wristband admits you to all daily scheduled public programs (not including off-site field trips and workshops) at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Fri. 9/21 through Sun. 9/23. This wristband is non-refundable and public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve may be canceled in inclement weather.

You may also purchase a $5 daily wristband at Hawk Ridge September 21 – 23.

Other workshops and off-site field trips have additional fees. You must pre-register for these.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

Cancellation Information

  • Full refund (less $5 processing fee) is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given (less $5 processing fee).
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 21-23
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Come and celebrate the fall bird migration with us! Hawk Weekend is the annual festival held by the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of North America’s best places to experience the fall bird migration at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. There will be a variety of field trips, hikes, programs, and activities for all ages!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3pm-5:30pm (meet 3pm, board 3:15 pm): Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, October 12th.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Outdoor ClassroomRAIN location will be at Lester-Amity Chalet)
  • 4pm-6:30pm (meet 4pm, board 4:15pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).
  • 7:30 pm: Dr. Francesca J. Cuthbert, professor at the University of MN in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has spent nearly 30 years working toward the recovery of a rare North American shorebird, the Piping Plover. Her current research also focuses on waterbird conservation in the Great Lakes. FREE for members or included with Festival wristband. Non members $5 donation (at door).

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)

Sun. Sept. 23rd (starts 1pm) & Mon. Sept. 24th (ends 3:30pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

FESTIVAL FEES

A festival wristband ($5) is required for registration. Price increases to $10 on September 1.  Wristband admits you to all daily scheduled public programs (not including off-site field trips and workshops) at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Fri. 9/21 through Sun. 9/23. This wristband is non-refundable and public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve may be canceled in inclement weather.

You may also purchase a $5 daily wristband at Hawk Ridge September 21 – 23.

Other workshops and off-site field trips have additional fees. You must pre-register for these.

There is no fee to visit Hawk Ridge.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

Cancellation Information

  • Full refund (less $5 processing fee) is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given (less $5 processing fee).
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209
Sep
22
Sat
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 21-23
Sep 22 2018 – Sep 24 2019 all-day

Come and celebrate the fall bird migration with us! Hawk Weekend is the annual festival held by the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of North America’s best places to experience the fall bird migration at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. There will be a variety of field trips, hikes, programs, and activities for all ages!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3pm-5:30pm (meet 3pm, board 3:15pm): Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, October 12th.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Outdoor ClassroomRAIN location will be at Lester-Amity Chalet)
  • 4pm-6:30pm (meet 4pm, board 4:15pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).
  • 7:30 pm: Dr. Francesca J. Cuthbert, professor at the University of MN in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has spent nearly 30 years working toward the recovery of a rare North American shorebird, the Piping Plover. Her current research also focuses on waterbird conservation in the Great Lakes. FREE for members or included with Festival wristband. Non-members $5 donation (at door).

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)

Sun. Sept. 23rd (starts 1pm) & Mon. Sept. 24th (ends 3:30pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

FESTIVAL FEES

A festival wristband ($5) is required for registration. Wristband admits you to all daily scheduled public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Fri. 9/21 through Sun. 9/23.  This wristband is non-refundable and public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve may be canceled in inclement weather.

Other events, workshops and off-site field trips have additional fees.

There is no fee to visit Hawk Ridge.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

Cancellation Information

  • Full refund (less $5 processing fee) is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given (less $5 processing fee).
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209
Sep
23
Sun
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 21-23
Sep 23 2018 – Sep 25 2019 all-day

Come and celebrate the fall bird migration with us! Hawk Weekend is the annual festival held by the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of North America’s best places to experience the fall bird migration at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. There will be a variety of field trips, hikes, programs, and activities for all ages!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3pm-5:30pm (meet 3pm, board 3:15pm): Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, October 12th.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Outdoor ClassroomRAIN location will be at Lester-Amity Chalet)
  • 4pm-6:30pm (meet 4pm, board 4:15pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).
  • 7:30 pm: Dr. Francesca J. Cuthbert, professor at the University of MN in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has spent nearly 30 years working toward the recovery of a rare North American shorebird, the Piping Plover. Her current research also focuses on waterbird conservation in the Great Lakes. FREE for members or included with Festival wristband. Non-members $5 donation (at door).

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)

Sun. Sept. 23rd (starts 1pm) & Mon. Sept. 24th (ends 3:30pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

FESTIVAL FEES

A festival wristband ($5) is required for registration. Wristband admits you to all daily scheduled public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Fri. 9/21 through Sun. 9/23.  This wristband is non-refundable and public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve may be canceled in inclement weather.

Other events, workshops and off-site field trips have additional fees.

There is no fee to visit Hawk Ridge.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

Cancellation Information

  • Full refund (less $5 processing fee) is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given (less $5 processing fee).
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209
The Best of Hawk Ridge Workshop – 9/23 & 24 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

The Best of Hawk Ridge 2-Day Workshop

Sunday September 23rd & Monday September 24th, 2018 (LIMIT 12, minimum 5)

Cost: $120 members/students, $150 non-members (NOTE: $5 registration increase after 9/1!)

REGISTER HERE!


Leader: Margie Menzies

Meeting Location: Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook

Meeting Time: 1:00 pm on Sun. 9/23

Duration: concludes at 3:30 pm on Sun. 9/24

Description: Planning on attending the Hawk Weekend Festival in 2018? Stay an extra day for a post-festival workshop designed to show off all the best of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in a less crowded smaller group setting. The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the premier migratory routes for raptors and song birds in North America. Hundreds of thousands to millions of birds migrate via this route, and many of them pass directly over Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve.

In this workshop on location at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, we will explore the background of how this corridor developed and the forces behind such an exceptional migratory route. Participants will have the opportunity to observe the migration in motion, learn from expert staff members about specific types of birds, their life histories and adaptations follow daily trends on how the 2018 migration season is progressing, and observe the research efforts in place at Hawk Ridge, including the passerine, raptor and owl banding stations. What an opportunity for up close views of a wide variety of bird species!

Schedule is subject to change (pending inclement weather). Margie will contact participants with further details.

What to Bring: Binoculars and dress in layers. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

Margie Menzies is one part educator, two parts naturalist, and two parts bird nerd! Who says slow

and steady wins the race? After years in the formal classroom, this educator has abandoned the indoors for the great outdoor classroom. Margie Menzies joined Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in 2011 as a fall naturalist and is currently an Education Manager at Hawk Ridge. She has a passion for birds and has been involved in songbird banding for more than 25 years. She is also the naturalist at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center up the North Shore in Schroeder, MN. She has a BA from Bethel University and a MA from University of St. Thomas. She loves birds, loves learning, and loves sharing the natural world with people of all ages.

Cancellation Information

  • Full refund (less $5 processing fee) is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given (less $5 processing fee).
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209

REGISTER HERE!


 

Sep
29
Sat
Summit Ledges Hike 10:00 am
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 12 pm
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Dragonflies and Kestrels – 2:00 pm
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

American Kestrels and dragonflies share some common traits, even if one is an insect and the other a bird! These aerial predators roam the skies looking for prey and have a series of adaptations to help them capture potential food items. In this program, we will learn about those adaptations, along with other similarities between these two diverse Predators of the Sky!

Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2018 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is well known for its amazing views of migrating raptors and songbirds throughout the fall season. While visitors may be familiar with the research and education efforts conducted by Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory staff during daylight hours, most people are unaware that we continue working throughout the night!

The evening Owl Program will shine a light onto the mysterious nature of the nocturnal migrants flying over Hawk Ridge. Participants will learn about the research methods being used to study owl activity in the area as well as how to identify many of the species that can be observed in Northern Minnesota by sight and sound.

barred owl

Hawk Ridge Naturalist, Margie, with Barred Owl (photo by A. Geniusz)

DATES:

Sat. Sept. 29th, Sat. Oct. 13th, & Sat. Oct. 20th.

Time: Program begins at 8 pm. Program length varies from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on conditions.

LOCATION: This outdoor evening program takes place at the education lecture area at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. NOTE: In the past, the Owl Program has been weather dependent and subject to cancellation. This year we are able to offer these programs regardless of the weather. If the weather is deemed inappropriate for an outdoor program, the program will be held at Bagley Outdoor Classroom building on the UMD campus instead. If a change of location happens, ticket holders will be notified via phone about the location change prior to the start of the program.

COST: The cost to attend the owl program is $5 per person.  A maximum of 45 participants may attend each session.

Pre-registration is required.  

REGISTER NOW


Select your date:



 

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Long-eared Owl banded at Hawk Ridge (photo by K. Stubenvoll)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund is available if participant cancels more than two weeks prior; no refund if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior and cannot be filled by wait list (no-shows do not apply).
  • In the event of illness or injury or family emergency with prior notification, full refund will be given.
  • If Hawk Ridge needs to cancel the program, you will receive 100% refund.
  • If you need to cancel, you must contact us at mail@hawkridge.org or 218-428-6209

QUESTIONS: Contact Education Director, Clinton Nienhaus, at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org, call us at 218-428-6209 or ASK us at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve between 9am-4pm daily beginning September 1st.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the Ridge this fall!

Sep
30
Sun
Summit Ledges Hike 10:00 am
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

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