On an average fall day and, of course, depending on the weather, 500 to 20,000 raptors fly over Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota. The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast is only minutes from Hawk Ridge for your convenience and a historic and elegant lodging experience.
The Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve in Duluth, Minnesota 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. Reluctant to cross a large body of water, migrants funnel down the North Shore and along the ridges that overlook our beautiful city.
The migration continues through October and Hawk Ridge Observatory is open during that time. A short list of items to bring with you to Hawk Ridge includes binoculars, a chair, a camera and sunscreen or an umbrella.
For more information go to www.hawkridge.org. Go to our Getaway Specials page of our website for last-minute deals! We hope to see you on your next trip to Duluth!