Evening Owl Programs for Visitors


Northern Saw-whet Owl (photo by Michael Furtman)

Public Owl Evenings at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve

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!

Whoo doesn’t like owls? From large to small, seasonal travelers, and hardy residents, Minnesota hosts a fascinating diversity of owls, with some crazy habits, and responsible for some hauntingly beautiful sounds in the night. Join us to travel through a year of owls found in Minnesota, exploring their interesting life histories, and spotlighting some of the amazing things research has taught us about owls, and a bit about telling who’s whoo.

DATES:  SATURDAY- October 8th, and 22nd. Pre-registration is required.   

COST: $10/ticket or $5/member or student (limited tickets available) Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hawk Ridge merchandise trailer between 9am and 4pm, OR by phone 218-428-6209 or by clicking on the Pay Now Button

Select your date:

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.

Image Credits: Debbie Waters