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DULUTH, MINNESOTA

Hawk Migration At Phenomenal Hawk Ridge

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Program #15224RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Binoculars are required.

Itinerary for Sep 19 — Sep 22, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Stay an extra meal or two, to enjoy the unique revolving rooftop restaurant, "The Top of the Harbor Restaurant," offering spectacular views of the harbor.

Contact info:
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802 USA
phone: 218-727-8981
web: www.radisson.com/duluthmn

Room amenities: Rooms include complimentary wireless high speed internet access,a full sized iron and board, cofeemaker, hairdryer, and other amenities that make traveling more pleasurable.

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet Pool, Sauna, and Whirlpool Fitness Center Beach Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Variable
Please contact the lodging facility directly to book extra nights either before or after the program. Rates will vary.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Thursday, September 19 - Arrival/Orientation
Note: This indoor session is an overview of what to expect, as well as information on Hawk Ridge and other hawk count locations.

Afternoon: Plan to arrive between 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM.

Dinner: Eat at hotel.

Evening: Welcome and orientation with introductions is held in a meeting room.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Stay an extra meal or two, to enjoy the unique revolving rooftop restaurant, "The Top of the Harbor Restaurant," offering spectacular views of the harbor.

Contact info:
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802 USA
phone: 218-727-8981
web: www.radisson.com/duluthmn

Room amenities: Rooms include complimentary wireless high speed internet access,a full sized iron and board, cofeemaker, hairdryer, and other amenities that make traveling more pleasurable.

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet Pool, Sauna, and Whirlpool Fitness Center Beach Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Variable
Please contact the lodging facility directly to book extra nights either before or after the program. Rates will vary.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Friday, September 20 - Introduction to Hawk Migration and Identification...
Introduction to Hawk Migration and Identification / Birding / Hawk Weekend Keynote Address

Note: Indoors, learn about migrating raptors. Then, head to Hawk Ridge for five to six hours of hawk viewing and counting, including a visit to a banding station. There is walking, standing, and entering/exiting a large van. Lunches are sack lunches outdoors.

Breakfast: Eat at the hotel.

Morning: Indoors, learn hawk identification and study highlights of fall migration. Afterward, travel and participate in hawk observing field trips with instructors helping with field identification and providing information about the birds and their habitat.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic sack lunch on field trip.

Afternoon: Continue birding field trip and hawk watching on the ridge. Afterward, have some time to explore Duluth, area trails, or other options during a partial afternoon of free time on your own.

Dinner: Eat at the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory naturalist presentation and outdoor activity and observation.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Stay an extra meal or two, to enjoy the unique revolving rooftop restaurant, "The Top of the Harbor Restaurant," offering spectacular views of the harbor.

Contact info:
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802 USA
phone: 218-727-8981
web: www.radisson.com/duluthmn

Room amenities: Rooms include complimentary wireless high speed internet access,a full sized iron and board, cofeemaker, hairdryer, and other amenities that make traveling more pleasurable.

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet Pool, Sauna, and Whirlpool Fitness Center Beach Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Variable
Please contact the lodging facility directly to book extra nights either before or after the program. Rates will vary.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Saturday, September 21 - Birding Field Trip / Hawk Weekend Festival Presen...
Note: Similar to the previous day, explore some additional raptor hot spots by van and then return to the ridge. There is walking, standing, entering/exiting a large van, and a sack lunch outdoors.

Breakfast: Eat at the hotel.

Morning: Explore the area on a birding field trip and view the hawk migration at Hawk Ridge.

Lunch: Eat a picnic sack lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Continue birding field trip, including visit to a hawk banding blind.

Dinner: Enjoy a dinner at a local Duluth restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy presentation by a naturalist from Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Sunday, September 22 - Closing Ceremonies, Check-Out and Departure
Note: Program concludes after indoor session of final comments and closing.

Breakfast: Eat a continental breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Following a closing ceremonies, be checked out by the designated hotel check-out time.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Duluth, MN
Duluth and the regionThe city of Duluth and the region surrounding it offer many activities to visitors.
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