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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

3980 E Skyline Pkwy

The mission of the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is to protect birds of prey and other migratory birds in the Western Lake Superior Region through research, education, and stewardship.

Based at a uniquely advantageous location overlooking the western tip of Lake Superior, the primary goals of the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory are to study one of the greatest migrations of birds of prey in North America; to research the distribution, abundance and migratory pathways of birds in the Western Great Lakes; to educate people about bird conservation; and to serve as stewards of the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, the first designated Important Bird Area within Minnesota.


Patrick Smith

Monday, May 14, 2018
Hawks ridge is a place banding of birds takes place and we get to view this take place many times we get to see the birds fly over this area plus it's nice to walk and see over the lake !

James Eisenhauer

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Amazing view and nice little drive. You can access multiple superior hiking trail routes from this location. A couple areas are available for parking. Spots are limited.


Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Beautiful trails. Snowmobiles were curious and friendly. Dog friendly people everywhere it's was great I'll be back for sure .

Jack Jarvela

Monday, June 25, 2018
Wonderful views of the area, and the bike trails here are a ton of fun.

Isaac A

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Any visit to Duluth, especially in the Lakeside area, requires a visit to Hawk Ridge, for me. The most beautiful view from the area, tied with Enger Tower as my favorite view of Duluth.

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