Take Flight with Hawk Ridge – October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pier B Resort
800 W Railroad St
Duluth, MN 55802

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2018

WHERE: Pier B Resort, 800 W Railroad St, Duluth, MN 55802 (Lodging info available by clicking HERE or at visitduluth.com)

TIME: 5-9pm


Please join us for an inspirational & important evening in celebration and support for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. Enjoy a delicious dinner, donated beer by Hoops Brewery and cash bar, live music by The Chris Hagedorn Connection Jazz Trio, live birds, nature & artwork fundraiser (Great auction items from Piragis, Wintergreen, Brandenburg Gallery, Patagonia, and more!). Listen to our passionate staff, board members, and volunteers share stories and highlights of the migration, bird conservation research and education programs, and learn more about the revival of the amazing West Skyline Spring Count!

Frank Nicoletti with Peregrine Falcon

The Hawk Ridge Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Frank Nicoletti, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Banding Director and Spring Count Director, for his nearly 30 years of service and dedication to the organization, raptor research, and bird conservation. Frank Nicoletti started watching raptors at the age of 11. His passion for raptors and other birds fueled him to work at various locations including Cape May and Sandy Hook NJ, Braddock Bay NY, Israel, and finally to Duluth MN with Hawk Ridge. Frank was the raptor counter at Hawk Ridge from 1991-2005, founded the West Skyline Spring Count in 1997, and has served as the Hawk Ridge Banding Director since 2012.


Featured Artist: Alexa Carson

I paint wildlife native to the Midwest with acrylics on canvas and pages from antique books. I seek to inspire an appreciation and enjoyment of even the most common wildlife, and to fully represent the precious value of the natural world surrounding us.




Brandenburg Gallery

Take Flight Logo (top) – Common Nighthawks Image by Karl Bardon