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Sep
21
Fri
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 21-23
Sep 21 2018 – Sep 23 2019 all-day

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!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3pm-5:30pm (meet 3pm, board 3:15pm): Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, October 12th.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Outdoor ClassroomRAIN location will be at Lester-Amity Chalet)
  • 4pm-6:30pm (meet 4pm, board 4:15pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details). FULL
  • 7:30 pm: Dr. Francesca J. Cuthbert, professor at the University of MN in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has spent nearly 30 years working toward the recovery of a rare North American shorebird, the Piping Plover. Her current research also focuses on waterbird conservation in the Great Lakes. FREE for members or included with Festival wristband. Non-members $5 donation (at door). Location: Bohannon Hall 90, UMD at 7:30 PM. (Park in the pay lot across from the football field (Parking will be free). Then walk about a block into Ordean Court and take the Center set of doors on the North (right) side of the cul de sac. You will then be directly facing BohH 90. UMD Campus Parking map)

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)

Sun. Sept. 23rd (starts 1pm) & Mon. Sept. 24th (ends 3:30pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

FESTIVAL FEES

A festival wristband ($5 daily or $10 weekend) is required for registration.

Wristbands can be purchased at Hawk Ridge. Pre-registration is only required for off-site field trips and workshops. Wristband admits you to all daily scheduled public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Fri. 9/21 through Sun. 9/23.  This wristband is non-refundable and public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve may be canceled in inclement weather.

Other events, workshops and off-site field trips have additional fees.

There is no fee to visit Hawk Ridge.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

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
Sep
22
Sat
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 21-23
Sep 22 2018 – Sep 24 2019 all-day

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!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3pm-5:30pm (meet 3pm, board 3:15pm): Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, October 12th.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Outdoor ClassroomRAIN location will be at Lester-Amity Chalet)
  • 4pm-6:30pm (meet 4pm, board 4:15pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details). FULL
  • 7:30 pm: Dr. Francesca J. Cuthbert, professor at the University of MN in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has spent nearly 30 years working toward the recovery of a rare North American shorebird, the Piping Plover. Her current research also focuses on waterbird conservation in the Great Lakes. FREE for members or included with Festival wristband. Non-members $5 donation (at door). Location: Bohannon Hall 90, UMD at 7:30 PM. (Park in the pay lot across from the football field (Parking will be free). Then walk about a block into Ordean Court and take the Center set of doors on the North (right) side of the cul de sac. You will then be directly facing BohH 90. UMD Campus Parking map)

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)

Sun. Sept. 23rd (starts 1pm) & Mon. Sept. 24th (ends 3:30pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

FESTIVAL FEES

A festival wristband ($5 daily or $10 weekend) is required for registration.

Wristbands can be purchased at Hawk Ridge. Pre-registration is only required for off-site field trips and workshops. Wristband admits you to all daily scheduled public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Fri. 9/21 through Sun. 9/23.  This wristband is non-refundable and public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve may be canceled in inclement weather.

Other events, workshops and off-site field trips have additional fees.

There is no fee to visit Hawk Ridge.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

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
Sep
23
Sun
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 21-23
Sep 23 2018 – Sep 25 2019 all-day

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!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 21st

  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3pm-5:30pm (meet 3pm, board 3:15pm): Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, October 12th.

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Outdoor ClassroomRAIN location will be at Lester-Amity Chalet)
  • 4pm-6:30pm (meet 4pm, board 4:15pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details). FULL
  • 7:30 pm: Dr. Francesca J. Cuthbert, professor at the University of MN in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has spent nearly 30 years working toward the recovery of a rare North American shorebird, the Piping Plover. Her current research also focuses on waterbird conservation in the Great Lakes. FREE for members or included with Festival wristband. Non-members $5 donation (at door). Location: Bohannon Hall 90, UMD at 7:30 PM. (Park in the pay lot across from the football field (Parking will be free). Then walk about a block into Ordean Court and take the Center set of doors on the North (right) side of the cul de sac. You will then be directly facing BohH 90. UMD Campus Parking map)

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)

Sun. Sept. 23rd (starts 1pm) & Mon. Sept. 24th (ends 3:30pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

FESTIVAL FEES

A festival wristband ($5 daily or $10 weekend) is required for registration.

Wristbands can be purchased at Hawk Ridge. Pre-registration is only required for off-site field trips and workshops. Wristband admits you to all daily scheduled public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Fri. 9/21 through Sun. 9/23.  This wristband is non-refundable and public programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve may be canceled in inclement weather.

Other events, workshops and off-site field trips have additional fees.

There is no fee to visit Hawk Ridge.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

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
Sep
29
Sat
Summit Ledges Hike 10:00 am
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 12 pm
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Dragonflies and Kestrels – 2:00 pm
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

American Kestrels and dragonflies share some common traits, even if one is an insect and the other a bird! These aerial predators roam the skies looking for prey and have a series of adaptations to help them capture potential food items. In this program, we will learn about those adaptations, along with other similarities between these two diverse Predators of the Sky!

Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2018 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Sep 29 @ 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.

barred owl

Hawk Ridge Naturalist, Margie, with Barred Owl (photo by A. Geniusz)

DATES:

Sat. Sept. 29th, Sat. Oct. 13th, & Sat. Oct. 20th.

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 lecture area at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. NOTE: In the past, the Owl Program has been weather dependent and subject to cancellation. This year we are able to offer these programs regardless of the weather. If the weather is deemed inappropriate for an outdoor program, the program will be held at Bagley Outdoor Classroom building on the UMD campus instead. If a change of location happens, ticket holders will be notified via phone about the location change prior to the start of the program.

COST: The cost to attend the owl program is $5 per person.  A maximum of 45 participants may attend each session.

Pre-registration is required.  

REGISTER NOW


Select your date:



 

longearred

Long-eared Owl banded at Hawk Ridge (photo by K. Stubenvoll)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund 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.
  • 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

QUESTIONS: Contact Education Director, Clinton Nienhaus, at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org, call us at 218-428-6209 or ASK us at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve between 9am-4pm daily beginning September 1st.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the Ridge this fall!

Sep
30
Sun
Summit Ledges Hike 10:00 am
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 12 pm
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Goshawk Hotspot 2 pm
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the US to see Northern Goshawks during migration. But what makes this place so special? Northern Goshawks are a boreal forest species that has irruptive movements depending on prey availability. This program highlights some of the strong migrations witnessed at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve and investigates Northern Goshawk biology and history.

Oct
6
Sat
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 10 am
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Evening Speaker Series -Birds Tell Us It’s Time to Act – Climate Endangered and Threatened Birds of MN” @ Bagley Outdoor Classroom
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nearly half of all bird species in North America are seriously threatened by climate change and in Minnesota we have 166 climate threatened or climate endangered species, including Trumpeter Swan, American White Pelican, Common Loon, and Bald Eagle. St. Paul Audubon member Monica Bryand is working on a special project for Minnesota Audubon to capture, through photos, these 166 species. It is a work in progress but she currently has over 130 and will share her photos and some stories of her travels along the way in this presentation.

BIO

Monica is a Latina birder/photographer that focuses on mainly urban birds but manages to travel up north and across the state to find special feathered friends. She was a Program Officer at Headwaters Foundation for Justice for over 16 years. In 2015 Monica decided to make a major career and has taken on many consulting opportunities and followed her passion for bird photography working on a special project with Audubon MN. Monica currently consults with various nonprofits and her passion for the environment has her working half-time for a community bike shop Cycles for Change and she has recently started up the Urban Bird Collective which engages a diverse cohort of new leaders in the birding and outdoor community.

Location:  Bagley Outdoor Classroom at the Bagley Nature Area on the campus of the University of Minnesota- Duluth. Each program begins at 7:00 pm and runs until 8:00 pm.

Cost: Programs are FREE for HRBO members, otherwise are $5 for non-members, which can be paid at the door.

Oct
7
Sun
Summit Ledges Hike 10:00 am
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 12 pm
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Bird Brained – Corvid Intelligence 2 pm
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Corvids are a diverse group of birds including Jays, Crows, Ravens, and Magpies in our area. These birds have a unique set of characteristics, most notably, their intelligence! Come learn why the phrase “bird-brained” may actually be a compliment and dive in to the behavioral ecology, migration, and brains of these wonderful birds.

Oct
12
Fri
Take Flight with Hawk Ridge – October 12, 2018 @ Pier B Resort
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2018

WHERE: Pier B Resort, 800 W Railroad St, Duluth, MN 55802 (NOTE: small room block at Pier B available until 9/21 by calling 218-481-8888 with reference code 53149; other lodging info available by clicking HERE or at visitduluth.com)

TIME: 5-9pm

TICKETS: $50/person (includes plated dinner) – OR – full table of 8 for $400.

BUY TICKETS

Limited tickets available until October 1, 2018

 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. 

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Brandenburg Gallery

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

Oct
13
Sat
Goshawk Hotspot 11 am
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the US to see Northern Goshawks during migration. But what makes this place so special? Northern Goshawks are a boreal forest species that has irruptive movements depending on prey availability. This program highlights some of the strong migrations witnessed at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve and investigates Northern Goshawk biology and history.

Summit Ledges Hike 12:30 pm
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2018 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Oct 13 @ 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.

barred owl

Hawk Ridge Naturalist, Margie, with Barred Owl (photo by A. Geniusz)

DATES:

Sat. Sept. 29th, Sat. Oct. 13th, & Sat. Oct. 20th.

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 lecture area at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. NOTE: In the past, the Owl Program has been weather dependent and subject to cancellation. This year we are able to offer these programs regardless of the weather. If the weather is deemed inappropriate for an outdoor program, the program will be held at Bagley Outdoor Classroom building on the UMD campus instead. If a change of location happens, ticket holders will be notified via phone about the location change prior to the start of the program.

COST: The cost to attend the owl program is $5 per person.  A maximum of 45 participants may attend each session.

Pre-registration is required.  

REGISTER NOW


Select your date:



 

longearred

Long-eared Owl banded at Hawk Ridge (photo by K. Stubenvoll)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund 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.
  • 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

QUESTIONS: Contact Education Director, Clinton Nienhaus, at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org, call us at 218-428-6209 or ASK us at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve between 9am-4pm daily beginning September 1st.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the Ridge this fall!

Oct
14
Sun
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 11 am
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

Goshawk Hotspot 1 pm
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the US to see Northern Goshawks during migration. But what makes this place so special? Northern Goshawks are a boreal forest species that has irruptive movements depending on prey availability. This program highlights some of the strong migrations witnessed at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve and investigates Northern Goshawk biology and history.

Oct
20
Sat
Bird Brained – Corvid Intelligence 11 am
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Corvids are a diverse group of birds including Jays, Crows, Ravens, and Magpies in our area. These birds have a unique set of characteristics, most notably, their intelligence! Come learn why the phrase “bird-brained” may actually be a compliment and dive in to the behavioral ecology, migration, and brains of these wonderful birds.

Summit Ledges Hike 12:30 pm
Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Summit Ledges is a great overlook to view raptor migration and the trail to the overlook is a great cross section of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Join staff on a hike discovering the natural history of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, to learn a little more about the north woods, and to stretch your legs after a long day of Hawk Watching! This hike will be roughly ¾ of a mile in length and will cover rocky, uneven terrain.

Evening Owl Programs-Fall 2018 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Oct 20 @ 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.

barred owl

Hawk Ridge Naturalist, Margie, with Barred Owl (photo by A. Geniusz)

DATES:

Sat. Sept. 29th, Sat. Oct. 13th, & Sat. Oct. 20th.

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 lecture area at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. NOTE: In the past, the Owl Program has been weather dependent and subject to cancellation. This year we are able to offer these programs regardless of the weather. If the weather is deemed inappropriate for an outdoor program, the program will be held at Bagley Outdoor Classroom building on the UMD campus instead. If a change of location happens, ticket holders will be notified via phone about the location change prior to the start of the program.

COST: The cost to attend the owl program is $5 per person.  A maximum of 45 participants may attend each session.

Pre-registration is required.  

REGISTER NOW


Select your date:



 

longearred

Long-eared Owl banded at Hawk Ridge (photo by K. Stubenvoll)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund 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.
  • 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

QUESTIONS: Contact Education Director, Clinton Nienhaus, at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org, call us at 218-428-6209 or ASK us at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve between 9am-4pm daily beginning September 1st.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the Ridge this fall!

Oct
21
Sun
Eyes on the Skies – Beginning hawk watching 11 am
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge has a fascinating history, from gunner’s lair to birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 1,000 raptors per day fly past Hawk Ridge each fall for many reasons, one of which is Lake Superior. These migrating raptors take advantage of the geology of the North Shore to migrate. This program covers the basics of Hawk Ridge History and gives raptor ID basics.

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