News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hawk Ridge Celebration Sept 14-16
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. Migrants funnel down the North Shore along the ridges that overlook the city. Sept 9 saw over 16,000 raptors counted there, with Broad-wings numbering over 15,000 of that number.