Join a Minnesota Zoo naturalist and Frank Taylor, a MN falconry expert, for a day-long adventure northward to see and learn more about Minnesota’s native raptor species! Twenty different species of raptors migrate along the north shore of Lake Superior, following the ridge line as they make their way from summering grounds as far north as the Arctic to wintering grounds as far south as South America. Get hands-on experience with raptors and witness the amazing migration on this trip!
After meeting a few raptors here at the Zoo, we’ll head north. We’ll observe the raptor migration from the view point at Hawk Ridge in Duluth during their annual festival, learn about the logistics and challenges of migration, and see raptors up close and learn about bird banding and monitoring, with the chance for first-hand banding experience of your own. This trip is the perfect adventure for birders, photographers, and anyone who wants to get to know the ecology of our state at a deeper level.
To learn more, check out this Minnesota Public Radio article.
Date: September 21, 2019
Age: Adults age 18+
Cost: $110/person (includes transportation, all instruction and activities, and snacks)
Please bring your own bag lunch and money for dinner.
CEUs: Available upon request