The mission of Hawk Ridge is to protect birds of prey and other migratory birds in the Western Lake Superior Region through research, education, and stewardship. We are dedicated to delivering quality environmental education programs, sound research, and promoting stewardship. Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory (HRBO) is a nonprofit charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory manages the public land at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve under an agreement with the City of Duluth, MN, as did Duluth Audubon from 1972-2004. Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is a 365-acre natural area set aside for bird observation and research, as well as recreation. It is perched on a rocky ridge above the eastern part of the city and provides some of North America’s best autumn hawk watching. A seasonal average of over 94,000 raptors migrate past Hawk Ridge from mid-August through November.