Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory 

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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
P.O. Box 3006
Duluth, MN 55803

Check our website for complete directions & maps! I35 traveling north: Right onto London Rd/Highway 61. Left onto 45th Ave E. Left onto Glenwood St. Drive 3/4 mile to Skyline Pky. Right onto Skyline Pkwy and drive 1 mile to the Main Overlook.

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Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, located in east Duluth, provides some of North America's best autumn hawk watching. During the fall, migrating raptors concentrate in impressive numbers and funnel down the North Shore along the bluffs.

From September 1 through October 31, naturalists are on site daily 9 am-4 pm (weather pending). Demonstrations involving banded raptors and songbirds, displays providing information, hiking trails, and free public programs are some of the opportunities at Hawk Ridge.

Hours & Dates

Fall Bird Migration Season (August 15 - November 30)

  • Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
The education staff is available every day during September & October. The best time to visit is during the middle of the day, from 10am to 2pm. Binoculars provided.


Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Memberships & donations help support our efforts. Thanks!

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