Birds of prey head south from as far away as the Arctic funnel along the western edge of Lake Superior and ride the thermals along Hawk Ridge in Duluth, Minnesota (See Hawk Ridge Website). American kestrels, sharp-shinned hawks, broad-winged hawks, bald and golden eagles, ospreys, peregrine falcons and gyrfalcons, sometimes numbering in the tens of thousands a day, fly by at eye level. The migration begins in mid-August, but peak numbers occur from mid-September through October. Special events are normally planned for Hawk Weekend which normally occurs in mid September. • Recommended by Greg Breining
You are almost guaranteed to see Red-tailed Hawks and Red Shouldered Hawks in Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. They can be seen both soaring above, and resting in the nearby trees.
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