The weekly birding report for the Brainerd Lakes area is provided in partnership with Visit Brainerd and local guide and naturalist Judd Brink.

Pictured left to right: Gray Catbird and Purple Martins (adult and young)

Thanks to everyone who follows the weekly birding reports for the Brainerd lakes area and my birding adventures.

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Coopers Hawk, Merlin, Trumpeter Swan, White Pelican, Common Loon, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Hooded Merganser, Mallard, Canada Goose, Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Killdeer, Stilt Sandpiper, Whip-poor Will, Common Nighthawk, Gray Catbird, Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Pileated Woodpecker, Wild Turkey, Purple Martin, House Finch, Goldfinch, Phoebe and Least Flycatcher. Happy Birding!

The fall bird migration is just getting started but won’t peak until the middle of September. I will share a few “hot spots” for fall birding in our area over the next few weeks.

Please report any unusual birds to Judd Brink via email. Please include a photo and or a brief description in the email if possible.

Go birding today and use our birding kits which are available for your birding convenience during your stay in the Brainerd Lakes area. Find more information on the Bird Watching.