Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory helps showcase one of the greatest bird migrations in North America each fall at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Hawk Ridge has been conducting an annual fall raptor count and banding raptors for nearly 50 years! A seasonal average of over 75,000 raptors and over 200,000 non-raptors migrate past Hawk Ridge from mid-August through November and thousands of visitors come to Hawk Ridge each fall. Thanks to the generosity of our members and donors, Hawk Ridge staff and volunteers continue to conduct important bird banding and bird migration count research that helps contribute to better understanding the health of our bird populations. Hawk Ridge educates visitors and school groups of all ages about birds, the migration, and bird conservation through live bird demonstrations and programs. Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory also continues to serve as stewards of the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, the first designated Important Bird Area within Minnesota. Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory manages the public land at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve under a trust and management agreement with the City of Duluth, Minnesota. We look forward to continuing to help birds through our research and education and by connecting people to to birds! Thank you for your support and we hope to connect with you soon!