Calendar

Sep
9
Mon
Hawks on High – Poetry Book Launch @ Zeitgeist Arts
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hawks on High: Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season poetry book by Phil Fitzpatrick will officially launch on September 9 at Zeitgeist in the Atrium. Penny Perry will open her exhibit of the drawings from the book there as well. It all starts at 5:00 p.m. with a reception (light refreshments, but other available for purchase at cafe), followed by poetry reading at 6:00 p.m, then at 7:00 p.m. the band Woodblind will play for a couple of hours.
Please learn more about Phil’s inspirational journey in writing this book by watching the video and reading about it by clicking HERE! We hope to see you at the event!
Sep
20
Fri
Hawk Weekend Festival – Sept 20-22
Sep 20 all-day

John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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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! We’re also excited to announce our Saturday evening guest speaker will be John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He will present “How Birds (Including Hawks!) Can Save the World”!

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Sep
21
Sat
Hawk Weekend Festival – Sept 20-22
Sep 21 all-day

John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

REGISTER TODAY!

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! We’re also excited to announce our Saturday evening guest speaker will be John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He will present “How Birds (Including Hawks!) Can Save the World”!

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Sep
22
Sun
Hawk Weekend Festival – Sept 20-22
Sep 22 all-day

John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

REGISTER TODAY!

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! We’re also excited to announce our Saturday evening guest speaker will be John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He will present “How Birds (Including Hawks!) Can Save the World”!

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The Science and Wonder of Bird Migration Workshop @ Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm

The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the premier migratory routes for raptors and song birds in North America. Hundreds of thousands to millions of birds migrate via this route, and many of them pass directly over Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. This 2 day workshop follows our Hawk Weekend Festival, which celebrates the period of time that typically has the greatest numbers of raptors coming through. This workshop is designed to show off all the best of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.

On location at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, we will explore the history and geology of how this migratory corridor developed and the forces behind such an exceptional route. Participants will have the opportunity to observe the migration in motion, learn from expert staff members about specific types of birds, their life histories and adaptations, follow daily trends on how the 2019 migration season is progressing, and observe the research efforts in place at Hawk Ridge, including the passerine, raptor and owl banding stations. What an opportunity for up close views of a wide variety of bird species!

Schedule is subject to change (pending inclement weather). Margie will contact registered participants with further details in the week prior to the workshop.

What to Bring: Binoculars and dress in layers. Bring your own snacks and drinks, and plan on a bag lunch for the second day.

Cost: $80 members/students, $100 non-members ( NOTE: $5 registration increase after 9/1!)
LIMIT 12; Minimum 7

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Margie Menzies is one part educator, two parts naturalist, and two parts bird nerd! Who says slow and steady wins the race? After years in the formal classroom, this educator has abandoned the indoors for the great outdoor classroom. Margie Menzies joined Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in 2011 as a fall naturalist and is currently the Education Director at Hawk Ridge. She has a passion for birds and has been involved in songbird banding for more than 25 years. She is also the naturalist at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center up the North Shore in Schroeder, MN. She has a BA from Bethel University and a MA from University of St. Thomas. She loves birds, loves learning, and loves sharing the natural world with people of all ages.

Cancellation Information
• Full refund (less $5 processing fee) 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 (less $5 processing fee).
• 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

Oct
11
Fri
Take Flight with Hawk Ridge Gala – Oct 11 @ Radisson Downtown Duluth
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for an inspirational & important evening in celebration and support for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. Enjoy a delicious dinner, complimentary beer (while it lasts!), cash bar, live music, live education birds, nature & artwork fundraiser. We’ll share highlights from the spring & fall bird migration, other exciting news, and end the evening with a fantastic guest speaker. Scott Weidensaul, ornithologist and author, is well known for his over 2 dozen books, including Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, and owl migration research through Project SNOWstorm and Project Owlnet (www.scottweidensaul.com). Registration and more info coming late spring/early summer!

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