Calendar

Sep
25
Sat
Eyes on the Skies
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Naturalist Choice
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 1-2pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Summit Ledges Hike
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Sep
26
Sun
Eyes on the Skies
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Naturalist Choice
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 1-2pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Summit Ledges Hike
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Oct
2
Sat
Eyes on the Skies
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 1-2pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Summit Ledges Hike
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2021 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Oct 2 @ 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.

DATES: SATURDAYS in October 2nd, 9th, and 23rd. Pre-registration is required.

COST: $5/member; $10/nonmember (limited tickets available) Tickets can be purchased online below OR in person at the Hawk Ridge merchandise trailer between 9am and 4pm, OR by calling 218-428-6209.

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 program area at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve NOTE: If inclement weather, the program will be held indoors or tickets shifted to a different program date (if space available). Ticket holders will be notified via phone about any changes prior to the start of the program.


Select your date:



PRIVATE OWL PROGRAMS ALSO AVAILABLE!

Are you interested in a smaller private group owl program? We offer private owl programs scheduled in advance for small group sizes up to 8. Depending on the night, the program will last roughly 1.5-2 hours and could involve watching the banding of owls captured, their release back to the wild, and certainly the opportunity to learn much more about the owls found in our area, as well as those migrating through. Cost is $40/member or $50/nonmember, with either a minimum of 4 or minimum cost of 4 for less than 4. This experience is dependent on weather and available staff from Sept. 16-Oct. 31. Contact Margie Menzies, mmenzies@hawkridge.org to learn more and arrange this unique opportunity.

Image Credits: Michael Furtman

Oct
3
Sun
Eyes on the Skies
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 1-2pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Summit Ledges Hike
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Oct
9
Sat
Eyes on the Skies
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 1-2pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Summit Ledges Hike
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2021 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Oct 9 @ 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.

DATES: SATURDAYS in October 2nd, 9th, and 23rd. Pre-registration is required.

COST: $5/member; $10/nonmember (limited tickets available) Tickets can be purchased online below OR in person at the Hawk Ridge merchandise trailer between 9am and 4pm, OR by calling 218-428-6209.

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 program area at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve NOTE: If inclement weather, the program will be held indoors or tickets shifted to a different program date (if space available). Ticket holders will be notified via phone about any changes prior to the start of the program.


Select your date:



PRIVATE OWL PROGRAMS ALSO AVAILABLE!

Are you interested in a smaller private group owl program? We offer private owl programs scheduled in advance for small group sizes up to 8. Depending on the night, the program will last roughly 1.5-2 hours and could involve watching the banding of owls captured, their release back to the wild, and certainly the opportunity to learn much more about the owls found in our area, as well as those migrating through. Cost is $40/member or $50/nonmember, with either a minimum of 4 or minimum cost of 4 for less than 4. This experience is dependent on weather and available staff from Sept. 16-Oct. 31. Contact Margie Menzies, mmenzies@hawkridge.org to learn more and arrange this unique opportunity.

Image Credits: Michael Furtman

Oct
10
Sun
Eyes on the Skies
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 1-2pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Summit Ledges Hike
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Oct
15
Fri
Advanced Raptor Identification with Bill Clark
Oct 15 all-day

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Have you ever wondered how our counters can identify raptors from far distances or in large numbers? Well now is your chance to learn some tricks and tips with raptor expert, Bill Clark (co-author of Peterson Guide to Hawks & Photographic Guide to North American Raptors). We are excited to have him join us virtually this October for an Advanced Raptor ID course. This workshop is sure to help bring you up a notch in your hawkwatching skills. Bill will provide an ID skill review and then go into details on challenging raptor ID in groups (accipiters, buteos, eagles, vagrants, and unusual plumages). These classes will be followed by optional in-person field workshops on both Saturday & Sunday with Hawk Ridge staff.

The virtual portion will be held from 7-9pm Friday and 8-10am on both Saturday and Sunday with follow-up field trips (4-6 hours each day) at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve to experience the magnificent migration (raptor count, banding, and education). Please bring a bag lunch.

Cost of the workshop is $175 student/members or $200 nonmembers. Virtual portion only is $100 students/members or $110 nonmembers.

Non-member $200

Member $175

Virtual ONLY Non-member $110

Virtual ONLY Member $100

You can register online at link below or by printing/mailing form below paid by credit card or check. 

Member/nonmember



Raptor expert, Bill Clark, is a photographer, author, researcher, and lecturer and has over 5 decades experience working with birds of prey, including 5 years as Director of NWF’s Raptor Information Center. He has published numerous articles on raptor subjects; has traveled extensively world-wide studying, observing, and photographing raptors; and regularly leads raptor and birding tours and workshops, both home and abroad. He is the co-author of the Peterson Guide to Hawks and Photographic Guide to North American Raptors, as well as author of field guides for Europe, Africa, and Central America. 

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Please fill out info below for mail-in registration for Bill Clark’s workshop  

 

Name(s): _____________________________________ 

 

Address: _____________________________________ 

    _____________________________________ 

 

Phone: _____________________________________ 

 

Email: _____________________________________ 

 

Payment Method: Check Enclosed (made out to Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory) – OR –    

        Credit Card (complete info below) 

 

Credit Card: Visa or Mastercard (circle type) 

 

Name on card:__________________________________________ 

 

Credit Card #:_________________________ Exp. Date:_________ CVV____  

 

Signature: _____________________________________ 

 

Please return form to: Hawk Ridge, P.O. Box 3006, Duluth, MN 55803 

Oct
16
Sat
Advanced Raptor Identification with Bill Clark
Oct 16 all-day

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Have you ever wondered how our counters can identify raptors from far distances or in large numbers? Well now is your chance to learn some tricks and tips with raptor expert, Bill Clark (co-author of Peterson Guide to Hawks & Photographic Guide to North American Raptors). We are excited to have him join us virtually this October for an Advanced Raptor ID course. This workshop is sure to help bring you up a notch in your hawkwatching skills. Bill will provide an ID skill review and then go into details on challenging raptor ID in groups (accipiters, buteos, eagles, vagrants, and unusual plumages). These classes will be followed by optional in-person field workshops on both Saturday & Sunday with Hawk Ridge staff.

The virtual portion will be held from 7-9pm Friday and 8-10am on both Saturday and Sunday with follow-up field trips (4-6 hours each day) at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve to experience the magnificent migration (raptor count, banding, and education). Please bring a bag lunch.

Cost of the workshop is $175 student/members or $200 nonmembers. Virtual portion only is $100 students/members or $110 nonmembers.

Non-member $200

Member $175

Virtual ONLY Non-member $110

Virtual ONLY Member $100

You can register online at link below or by printing/mailing form below paid by credit card or check. 

Member/nonmember



Raptor expert, Bill Clark, is a photographer, author, researcher, and lecturer and has over 5 decades experience working with birds of prey, including 5 years as Director of NWF’s Raptor Information Center. He has published numerous articles on raptor subjects; has traveled extensively world-wide studying, observing, and photographing raptors; and regularly leads raptor and birding tours and workshops, both home and abroad. He is the co-author of the Peterson Guide to Hawks and Photographic Guide to North American Raptors, as well as author of field guides for Europe, Africa, and Central America. 

———————————————————————————————————-

Please fill out info below for mail-in registration for Bill Clark’s workshop  

 

Name(s): _____________________________________ 

 

Address: _____________________________________ 

    _____________________________________ 

 

Phone: _____________________________________ 

 

Email: _____________________________________ 

 

Payment Method: Check Enclosed (made out to Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory) – OR –    

        Credit Card (complete info below) 

 

Credit Card: Visa or Mastercard (circle type) 

 

Name on card:__________________________________________ 

 

Credit Card #:_________________________ Exp. Date:_________ CVV____  

 

Signature: _____________________________________ 

 

Please return form to: Hawk Ridge, P.O. Box 3006, Duluth, MN 55803 

Eyes on the Skies
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise and on average more than 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall. What forces are behind this great migration and how can you tell who’s who? Join us to learn more about Hawk Ridge, this incredible flyway, and how to recognize the birds flying by.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Naturalist Choice
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

So many topics to address in the world of birds, and our naturalists can provide you with many new areas to explore. Join one of our resident bird nerds for a bird adventure that might explore how Kestrels and Dragonflies are connected, or use our ears to learn about what the birds are saying through their varied vocalizations, or find out why Hawk Ridge is a Goshawk Hotspot, or why Ravens and Crow and the rest of their family are some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Look for program titles posted at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook on the program day, or ask staff what’s on tap for today’s Naturalist Choice.

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 1-2pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

Summit Ledges Hike
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Why do experienced hawk watchers at Hawk Ridge head for Summit Ledges? What happens there that doesn’t happen at the main overlook? Want to find out? Join us for a guided hike through fascinating geology, and unique forest types to Summit Ledges where the whole valley opens up and birds are often visible flying right over your head. Why is the North Shore of Lake Superior such a great route for hawk migration? What does geology have to do with it all? Only one way to answer all these questions- take a Summit Ledges hike!

Repeats every Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30pm 9/4-10/31 (except Hawk Weekend Festival 9/17-9/19 

Suggested $5.00 donation. Masks recommended. Limit 15 participants.

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