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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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Fly Away

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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HALES CORNERS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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