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: Goldfinch with nesting material, LeConte’s Sparrow, and Snowshoe Hare at Sax-Zim Bog.

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: Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Northern Cardinal, LeConte’s Sparrow, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Common Nighthawk, Baltimore Oriole, Ovenbird, Black and White Warbler, Nashville Warbler, American Redstart, Eastern Bluebird,Song Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird, Great-blue Heron, Raven, Wild Turkey, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Common Loon, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Canada Goose, Hooded Merganser, Woodduck, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Cliff Swallow, White Pelican, Barn Swallow, Osprey, Vesper Sparrow and Tree Swallow. Happy Birding!

I have done some guiding up to the famous Sax-Zim Bog and have found some interesting birds and a few orchids that were still in bloom. Timberwolf tracks and scat found along a few of the roads!

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.