Hawk Observatory In Duluth Holds Weekend Festival

View Comments
red-tail hawk

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know: Oct. 20, 2014
  2. Finding Minnesota: Natural Adventure Park At Briggs Farm
  3. The Lowdown: Pearl Jam, Gopher Homecoming
  4. Midday Headlines For 10/20
  5. Study: People Drink Less Soda When They See What It Takes To Walk Off

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth kicks off its annual Hawk Weekend Festival Friday.

The festival includes presentations Friday evening, and a variety of field trips, workshops, interpretive programs and live bird demonstrations Saturday and Sunday.

Every year, raptors migrating south from summer breeding areas concentrate by the thousands at the western tip of Lake Superior. That’s because most raptors don’t like crossing large bodies of water, so they follow the lakeshore to Duluth, where the Hawk Ridge overlook is a popular place for spotting them. On a good day, visitors can see hundreds of birds fly by.

Raptors begin migrating through Duluth in mid-August and continue through November. The Observatory recorded a heavy surge Sept. 11-12 when more than 9,000 hawks and other birds were counted.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,901 other followers