Big Day At Hawk Ridge; Another Coming?

Just a quick heads-up. More than 5,000 raptors were counted at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory on Monday, according to Debbie Waters, education director at Hawk Ridge. That’s by far the largest count of the fall season. I didn’t get details of the account, but it’s safe to guess many of the hawks were broad-winged hawks…
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A Handful Of Hawk

The west wind was pushing hawks toward Duluth’s Hawk Ridge on Sunday. Lots of folks were on hand to see a few kettles (spiraling groups) of broad-winged hawks, a few bald eagles and lots of sharp-shinned hawks. The banders captured many sharpshins, and naturalists brought them to the main overlook where visitors could get a…
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Broadwings Beginning To Build At Hawk Ridge

The hawk count is building at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve in Duluth, where 800 raptors were counted on Wednesday. The main overlook at Hawk Ridge is about one mile east of Glenwood Street on Skyline Parkway. The count of broad-winged hawks hit 242 Wednesday. The number of broadwings typically peaks in mid-September, and each fall…
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Mississippi Kite Observed At Hawk Ridge In Duluth

A Mississippi kite flew over Hawk Ridge at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, just the 11th time that the species has been observed at the hawk migration station. The bird appeared to be an adult, but it was extremely high as it came directly over the hawk platform, according to official counter Karl Bardon. The kite was…
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