Hawk Ridge Nature Preserve & Naturalist Programs
Located near the Northeast end of Duluth's skyline parkway, Hawk Ridge is a favorite haunt of bird watchers and hikers August through November. Raptor migration begins in August and accelerates when the weather begins to cool in September. The "Friends of Hawk Ridge" sponsor Hawk Weekend and daily naturalist programs in September and October.
Dates for the 2013 Hawk Weekend Festival are Sept 20 - 22, 2013.
< < < The main overlook is located along skyline parkway and requires no climbing or hiking.
Several hiking trails also exist in the preserve, some with viewing overlooks that are especially good when the wind is coming from the north. > > >
< < < A volunteer naturalist shows off a Kestrel, a small falcon, also known as Sparrow Hawk. Three banded raptors were demonstrated and released the afternoon we were there.
Overhead is a just released and banded Broad-Winged Hawk. > > >
< < < The most birds are seen in September. October offers the most diversity and November features more Eagles and other Big Raptors.
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