Hawk Ridge Bird ObservatoryHawk 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.Get Directions
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. 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
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Memberships & donations help support our efforts. Thanks!
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 29 reviews
This place has an awesome view! So many good trails to walk or trail run! I'd avoid it at night though. Sketchy cars at late hours parked next to each other. :/
— JimmyL20000, November 11, 2019
Always see Hawks or other birds of prey flying over this area. It is famous for birders but a great drive up to Hawk Ridge taking Skyline Drive that can be a little tricky to follow. Take your time...
— N2813UO, August 11, 2019
Throughout the season this is a place to go for its beautiful scenic views and bird watching activities. Looking for Hawks This is a place to be.
— Patrick S, February 22, 2019
The day we stopped not too many birds were flying by. However, a hawk was captured and we saw it up close up being tagged and let go. Well worth the stop. I bought a hat.
— erameram, October 7, 2018
When the raptor fly south a great collect are tagged here. Certainly worth a look! FREE It is off Skyline Parkway and best in the fall
— NewlandViking, August 27, 2018