Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Goshawk Hotspot, Hawkwatching Workshop, Member Drive, & More!

Fall Fundraisers for Hawk Ridge

Here are 3 ways you can help support the fall count & banding research and education programs taking place at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve.

1) Raptors Raffle - Buy a raffle ticket today for your chance to win a great prize! The annual raptors raffle helps support the bird education and research programs of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. Prizes are: Eagle Optics 10x32 Ranger Binoculars, Duluth Pack Utility Pack (Navy), and Hawk Ridge Storm Creek Softshell Jacket (size L).

           You pick which prize you'd like to enter your raffle ticket for drawing. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in person at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. Drawing will be held Sunday October 26th at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook at 1pm. No need to be present to win, but must be 18 or older to purchase tickets. Thanks to Eagle Optics, Duluth Pack, & On the Limit for donating prizes! 

2) Membership Drive - Begin or renew your membership TODAY through October 31st in person at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve and receive this Hawk Ridge hat featuring Broad-winged Hawks kettling over Lake Superior! (as shown in the picture, while supplies last - must be purchased in person at Hawk Ridge)

If you renew at the $100+ levels, you’ll receive additional exciting member benefits!
(including a second hat, as shown in the picture, if purchased at Hawk Ridge while supplies last)

3) Eat Brunch at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in October - During the month of October, 5% of brunch proceeds from the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe will be donated to Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. Brunch is on Sat. & Sun. from 10am-3pm. To enjoy great food and help support Hawk Ridge go to brunch at Zeitgeist Arts Café located at 222 E Superior St, Duluth, MN. Note: Zeigeist Arts validates 3 hours of parking at the Medical Arts ramp, located on First Street & 3rd Ave E (behind Sheraton hotel) in downtown Duluth. Bring your ticket with you to Cafe!

Attend a Weekend Public Program at Hawk Ridge (Only a few left)!

Goshawk Hotspot 
DATE/TIME: Saturday October 18th at 12pm
DESCRIPTION: Learn about the Northern Goshawk, and why Hawk Ridge is one of the best spots in North America to view this incredible raptor.
COST: $5/person
DURATION: 1 hour

Advanced Hawkwatching Workshop
DATES/TIMES: Saturday October 18th at 11am OR Sunday October 19th at 1pm 
COST: $15 member or $25 non-member
DESCRIPTION: The Advanced Hawkwatching Workshop taught by lifelong birder/hawkwatcher, David Carman, will cover the many classification techniques such as using shapes, wing and tail length and shapes, flight behavior, size and plumage details and other tricks of the trade that professional hawk counters use to make quick, real time, and correct identifications of what's flying regardless of distance and altitude.
DURATION: approx. 1  hour 

Evening Owl Programs
Friday, Oct 17 8pm, Saturday, Oct 18 8pm
Friday, Oct 24 8pm, Saturday, Oct 25 8pm
DESCRIPTION: The evening Owl Program will shine a light onto the mysterious nature of the nocturnal migrants flying over Hawk Ridge. Participants will learn about the research methods being used to study owl activity in the area as well as how to identify many of the species that can be observed in Northern Minnesota by sight and sound. This outdoor evening program takes place at the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve education lecture area at the main overlook.
DURATION: approx. 1 hour
COST: $5 per individual or $20 for a family. A maximum of 60 participants may attend each night. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Hawk Ridge merchandise trailer at the main overlook or by calling (218) 428-6209 between 9am-4pm daily.NOTE: Owl programs can only be done when weather conditions are favorable, so some cancellations are to be expected. When this happens, ticket holders will be notified via phone prior to the start of the program and  have the option of attending a future owl program if openings remain. However, because of the popularity of this program and the limited number of nights it can be offered, there may not be openings available that fit your schedule. Unused tickets will be applied as a donation to support the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory bird conservation research and education programs. We appreciate your support!   

We hope to see you at the Ridge! Staff & volunteers are present daily 9am-4pm (pending weather) now through October 31st!

1 comment:

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