Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2021

October 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
3980 East Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN 55804
$5 per person
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.

Owl Program for Saturday, October 23rd is FULL. Please send an email to jlong@hawkridge.org to be put on a waiting list (include name, phone number, and # of tickets). You can also find out more below about signing up for our private owl programs. 


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