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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

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Address: Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
Phone Number: +1 218-428-6209
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Fantastic views and challenging hike.

Today was my first visit to Hawk Ridge. We found stunning views of Lake Superior and the city below. The area that you park to the platform viewing area where most of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today was my first visit to Hawk Ridge. We found stunning views of Lake Superior and the city below. The area that you park to the platform viewing area where most of the visitors are waiting for birds is right off the side of the road, so if you aren't a hiker or have limited mobility you won't have an... More 

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Essex, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving the skyline and enjoying the view when we happened upon all these people, so we stopped. We were immediately met by a lady involved in the bird watching. Very knowledgeable. They were watching hawks and were very excited about it. I see these birds all the time where we live, so it was not anything special to... More 

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Minneapoli
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous stop for and person, avid or beginner, who loves birds. Netting and banding good big on and an excellent naturalist on duty to inform.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Loved that they had a bird-guide there to tell us what we seeing. It was sunny, we saw ravens and raptors. The lake was there, you could hike. Next time I'll take a chair and a picnic and stay the day. Free parking. Bring binos.

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HALES CORNERS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Birding for Raptors is easy and fulfilling at Hawk Ridge. The knowledgeable and friendly naturalists work effortlessly and continuously to facilitate a fulfilling Fall Migration for visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Here for work and stayed for the weekend, found that Hawk Ridge was having an event-filled weekend with guided bird-watching hikes, naturalists, banding, and more. Very friendly and helpful volunteers available to talk with.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

There is viewing platform with interpreters on the skyline parkway in Duluth which is a pleasant stop on this lovely drive. The interpreters are very friendly and helpful and can tell you about the birds and help you spot them.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a great place to bird watch. It is beautiful and the view of the city below is amazing. The surrounding landscape is also very nice.

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Duluth, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

You do not have to know a bunch to be comfortable here during the great Hawk Migration Season, as there are paid professionals and volunteers ready and waiting to tell you whatever you want to know about hawks. A very neat place with a fabulous view of Lake Superior...

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Andover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We go every year to watch the raptors migrate. We love to be outside in the warm Fall air with the leave around Duluth in full color. LOVE IT.

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