Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 20-22

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!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 20th

  • 9 am-4 pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 3 pm-5:30 pm (meet 3 pm, board 3:15 pm): 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 11th (click HERE for more details).

Saturday, September 21st

  • Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)
  • 9 am-4 pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule)
  • 4 pm-6:30 pm (meet 4 pm, board 4:15 pm): Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).
  • 7 pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting at University of Minnesota Duluth, Bohannon Hall 90 (click HERE for parking map)
  • 7:30 pm: Evening program at University of Minnesota Duluth, Bohannon Hall 90 (click HERE for parking map). John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will present “How Birds (Including Hawks!) Can Save The World”. John will share the exciting new results from our ongoing analyses of eBird data and what we are learning from it, including the global importance of citizen-observations and the scientific impact.

Sunday, September 22nd

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

Sun. Sept. 22nd (starts 1 pm) & Mon. Sept. 23rd (ends 3:30 pm)

  • Post-festival workshop “The Science and Wonder of Bird Migration” (click HERE for more details).

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
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