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.


Beth Bernhardt

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Minus one star for the SuperOne house being built so close to the trails and cutting down enough trees so that everyone has to look at it and think about corruption within Duluth city offices. Otherwise, great trails, particularly December through April when skyline is closed.

Denise Winter

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Lovely stop along Duluth's skyline drive. Viewing platform for birders with viewing scopes and photography equipment. There is a fantastic view of Duluth's skyline including the lift bridge, harbor and St. Louis river.

Joe Marotte

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

One of the best views of the Duluth area, and connected to seven bridges road! A must see place in Duluth. The annual migration watch in the fall is something special we should all support!

Ian Smith

Sunday, July 9, 2017

One of the best views in Duluth. It is closed to cars in the winter, but for the adventure seeker with some skis or snow shoes open all year. It also has some great hiking, mountain biking, and yes the ski trails in close proximity.

steven holtze

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

Great park with trails, great views and information on raptures, best viewpoint around to actually see and learn about wild "Hawks" That is of course during the migration. Note White board counters were using when I was there.