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Oct
20
Sat
Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2018 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Oct 20 @ 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.

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

Dates: October 20 online registration closed. Limited tickets available by calling 218-428-6209 or at the Hawk Ridge merchandise trailer between 9 am and 4 pm.

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.   October 20 online registration closed. Limited tickets available by calling 218-428-6209 or at the Hawk Ridge merchandise trailer between 9 am and 4 pm.

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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!

Oct
21
Sun
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 11 am
Oct 21 @ 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.

Goshawk Hotspot 1 pm
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the US to see Northern Goshawks during migration. But what makes this place so special? Northern Goshawks are a boreal forest species that has irruptive movements depending on prey availability. This program highlights some of the strong migrations witnessed at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve and investigates Northern Goshawk biology and history.

Oct
27
Sat
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 11 am
Oct 27 @ 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.

Goshawk Hotspot 1 pm
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the US to see Northern Goshawks during migration. But what makes this place so special? Northern Goshawks are a boreal forest species that has irruptive movements depending on prey availability. This program highlights some of the strong migrations witnessed at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve and investigates Northern Goshawk biology and history.

Evening Speaker Series – Linking Local and Regional Weather Variables to Migration Phenology in North American Raptors @ Bagley Outdoor Classroom
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Changes in fall raptor migration phenology have been documented at hawk count site across North America.  Delays in fall migration phenology are the most common shift reported, however these changes vary from species to species.  Changes in fall migration phenology are often attributed to climate change, but direct links to climate are rarely demonstrated.  Ryan’s talk will examine fall migration phenology in 14 raptor species counted at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, MN in relation to local and regional climate variables.

Growing up in Ohio, Ryan Steiner fell in love with birds when a teacher at his middle school took him to see migrant birds at a local birding hotspot.  The spectacle of avian migration has been a fascination of his ever since.  Entering college, Ryan began taking every opportunity to work in the field studying birds, a career path that has taken him across the country and all over the world from the hills full of Black-capped Vireos in southwest Oklahoma and passerine migration hotspots on the gulf coast to far off places like Malaysian Borneo and Maria Island off the coast of Australia.  Given Ryan’s fascination with migration, however, it was only a matter of time before his research travels brought him to Hawk Ridge.  Ryan started his time at hawk ridge as the owl bander in fall of 2015.  Falling in love with the place Ryan decided to stay in Duluth and get his Master’s degree at University of Minnesota Duluth.  Ryan has spent the last 2 years studying the timing of the raptor migration at Hawk Ridge and its relationship to weather across the boreal forest range these raptors call their summer home.

Location:  Bagley Outdoor Classroom at the Bagley Nature Area on the campus of the University of Minnesota- Duluth. Each program begins at 7:00 pm and runs until 8:00 pm.

Cost: Programs are FREE for HRBO members, otherwise are $5 for non-members, which can be paid at the door.

Oct
28
Sun
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 11 am
Oct 28 @ 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.

Sep
20
Fri
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 20-22
Sep 20 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!

CHECK BACK IN JULY 2019 FOR FESTIVAL DETAILS

Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 20-22
Sep 20 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!

CHECK BACK IN JULY 2019 FOR FESTIVAL DETAILS

Sep
21
Sat
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 20-22
Sep 21 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!

CHECK BACK IN JULY 2019 FOR FESTIVAL DETAILS

Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 20-22
Sep 21 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!

CHECK BACK IN JULY 2019 FOR FESTIVAL DETAILS

Sep
22
Sun
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 20-22
Sep 22 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!

CHECK BACK IN JULY 2019 FOR FESTIVAL DETAILS

Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 20-22
Sep 22 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!

CHECK BACK IN JULY 2019 FOR FESTIVAL DETAILS

Sep
23
Mon
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 20-22
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!

CHECK BACK IN JULY 2019 FOR FESTIVAL DETAILS

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