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: Morning dove Young Bluejays

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: American Kestrel, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Great-blue Heron, White Pelican, Common Loon, Turkey Vulture, Mallard, Goose, Sandhill Crane, Hooded Merganser, Woodduck, Killdeer, Cedar Waxwing, Gray Catbird, Oriole, Cardinal, Towhee, Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow, Common Nighthawk, Wild Turkey, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Brown Thrasher, Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Tree Swallow, Eastern Kingbird and Raven. 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.