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: Barred owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker young, and Red-headed Woodpecker.

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: Barred Owl, Coopers Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Sandhill Crane, Great-blue Heron, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Goose, Mallard, Common Loon, Common Raven, Pileated Woodpecker, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Robin, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Bluebird, Scarlet Tanager, Clay-colored Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Red-bellied Wooodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Oriole, American Goldfinch, House Finch, House Wren, Red-winged Blackbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Cliff Swallow, Common Nighthawk, Whip-poor-Will, Eastern Towhee, Red-breasted Grosbeak and Northern Cardinal. Happy Birding!

Turkey Vulture, American Kestrel, Coopers Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Great-blue Heron, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Tree Swallow, Eastern Bluebird, House Wren, Ring-billed Gull, Green Heron, Mallard, Canada Goose, Woodduck, Hooded Merganser, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Purple Martin, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Baltimore Oriole, Gray Catbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Indigo Bunting, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Sapsucker, Whip-poor-Will, Common Nighthawk, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Clay-colored Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Starling and American Redstart, Happy Birding!

If you have taken down your Hummingbird and or Oriole feeders its time to clean and get them refiled with fresh sugar water and oranges and jelly for the Orioles. This past week 7 young orioles all at the same time are visiting the feeders at my home. I would still suggest bringing in the feeders each evening to help deter any bear activity.

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.