Jim Gilbert's Nature Notes: Hawk Ridge is Duluth's birding hot spot

  • by: Jim Gilbert Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 1:56 PM

In early autumn, Hawk Ridge in Duluth is a birding hot spot. Hawk Ridge runs along the crest of the hill at the east end of Duluth, sitting about 800 feet above Lake Superior. It’s one of the best places in the world to observe fall migrations. Thousands of hawks, eagles and other birds of prey pass over this ridge while leaving Canada for wintering areas as close as southern Minnesota or as distant as South America. This route allows them to avoid crossing the vast expanse of Lake Superior while taking advantage of the updrafts that occur along the rocky Superior shore. You could say the North Shore acts as a funnel, and the ridge above Duluth is the spout.

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