I can't believe that more people don't flock to Hawk Ridge (pardon the bad pun). A short drive up to the escarpment overlooking Lake Superior brings you to a site where in the autumn you can observe migrating raptors (not just hawks but eagles, falcons, vultures or every description). What makes this place really extraordinary is the naturalists and volunteers who are there. Birds that are caught at various banding stations in the vicinity are taken to the ridge, where you can get an up close look at these amazing creatures, and for a donation you can even 'adopt' one. If the banded bird is ever re-caught, the adopter will be notified thanks to the unique number on each band. Also, you have the great priviledge of holding your bird and ''re-launching" it....so to speak. I did this and it was the absolute highlight of my time in the Duluth area. I can't say enough good things about the place and the people at Hawk Ridge and I plan to go back....even though the drive is over 450 miles from my home.
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