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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

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Go at the right time of year.

The right time of year you can see plenty of hawks and neat informative presentations. The "wrong... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Monterey, California
Birding good but overgrown trails

Went birding on a Tuesday in July. Pretty good bird activity early until around 10. One concern... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Bay Area, CA
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Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

The right time of year you can see plenty of hawks and neat informative presentations. The "wrong" time of you can hike, bike or just have some amazing views of the surrounding area. Still amazing.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Went birding on a Tuesday in July. Pretty good bird activity early until around 10. One concern was that some of the trails were very overgrown. When I got home I was soaked and had 5 ticks.

Thank FamilyOuting
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The expensive views from the ridge overlooking Duluth and Lake Superior are fabulous! Take time to do some trail hiking and nature viewing. Bring binoculars since bird life is abundant. Great local spot!

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Depending on the time of year, this is not to missed type of place to see migrations of small birds all the way to birds of prey. You also get a magnificent view of the greatest inland fresh water lake in America! A little confusing...More

Thank crklehr
Reviewed May 26, 2018

My recent visit just happened to be on a warm day when the city and the lake were completely obscured by fog. No birds migrating or even one flying by. It is a very nice location and in the past I have seen a few...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed March 14, 2018

In Duluth this is an iconic drive where you can see up the North Shore make the drive and there are numerous places to get out and walk around in nature. Well worth it

2  Thank John T
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Staff and volunteers on site are very helpful - types of birds, how to track, what they do and where they go etc. They have binoculars that they will lend out. Great views over the lake. Nice hiking trails in the area as well.

Thank Sonja S
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Thrilling place to observe this annual event. Lots of experts there and they will even lend you binoculars,

1  Thank cliff f
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We were chauffered by our granddaughter who is a student at UMD and verry familiar with the area. We went up the 7-bridges road which was very beautiful and unique for an inner city attraction. It was beautiful and rustic with lots of character. We...More

2  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

We have came here a couple times during migration. Lots of birders and very educated volunteers on site to explain what's flying over. They have a trailer with souvenirs and cold drinks on site as well.

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Rebecca W
October 15, 2017|
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Response from scubadiver3612 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it should still be great hiking weather but you will probably miss most of the Fall colors.