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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

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Address: Skyline Parkway, Main Overlook, Duluth, MN 55803-3006
Phone Number: 218 428 6209
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Great place to bird watch!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Donna L
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perched atop the city of Duluth, is this fabulous secret, know as Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. This location has by far the best views of the city. Not only can you just take in the beauty of the landscape, but if you go during the bird migrations you get an extra special treat! The birds migrate through this area in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Stopped here primarily for the view which is phenomenal! There is a nice look out and a good parking area. Well worth a stop just for the views.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Dramatic views, birds and wildflowers all the time, though the hawk migration peaks in September and all of Duluth shows up to watch. Good marked trails and the road itself (part of Skyline Parkway) make for nice walking. No building, but portable restrooms available seasonally.

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Beautiful place for watching hawks and eagles. My sister once worked with Eagle Valley Bird Sanctuary so I was well informed but people there to help you with questions

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

You can see birds and walk on beautiful trails. Would recommend all seasons. What more could you ask for? Great Duluth views.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The view is outstanding at almost any time but during the hawk migration the experience is unforgettable. I was there during one of their peak migration days with over 50,000 hawks, eagles and other birds moving through and it was stunning. I got to release an immature red tail hawk that had been captured and banded and to hold a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in at Hawk Ridge on our way through Duluth at the height of the fall colors. The short detour to Hawk Ridge is worth the view alone, but there is so much more to see during the fall bird migration season. We were able to borrow high quality binoculars to watch the circling raptors. A staff member talked... More 

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