Outdoors blog: Big push of eagles over Duluth on Tuesday
By: Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune
Nearly 700 eagles passed over Duluth Tuesday
The first big push of bald eagles over Duluth occurred Tuesday, when counters with Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory counted 679 of the birds at the West Skyline Parkway observation area. Earlier, the birds had been trickling through in smaller numbers. That total is not a record for the spring count, but it is likely to be one of the biggest days of the spring count. The single-day record for bald eagles in the spring count is 822, set on March 23, 2004.
This could be another big day. If you'd like to hang out and watch the migration for a while today, take Skyline Parkway to the overlook just below Enger Tower.
From 2,200 to 3,400 bald eagles pass over Duluth each March on their northward migrations, according to Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory records. For more information, go to www.hawkcount.org.