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Hawk Weekend Festival 2019
This annual celebration of bird migration includes field trips, workshops, presentations, social gatherings and a member meeting. The festival runs Sept. 20-22.
Early morning – Birding Field Trips
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bird Migration and Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve
4 to 6:30 p.m. – Vista Boat & Birding Dinner Cruise
7 p.m. – Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting at University of Minnesota Duluth, Life Science 185
7:30 p.m. – Evening program at University of Minnesota Duluth, Life Science 185. John Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will present “How Birds (Including Hawks!) Can Save the World.” He will share the exciting new results from an ongoing analyses of eBird data and what we are learning from it, including the global importance of citizen-observations and the scientific impact.
The Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is one of North America’s best places to experience the spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Migrating birds, including raptors and passerines, concentrate in impressive numbers at the western tip of Lake Superior. Some travel from as far away as the Arctic and pass through Duluth on their way to their wintering areas to the south. Migrants funnel down the North Shore along the ridges that overlook the city.