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: Rose-breasted Grosbeak young, Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

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: Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Woodduck, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Ring-neck Duck, Common Loon, Clay-colored Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Merlin, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Cooper’s Hawk, Wild Turkey, Belted Kingfisher, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Purple Martin, Yellow-shafted Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Bluebird, Eastern Kingbird, Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, House Finch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, American Goldfinch, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, House Wren, Gray Catbird, Baltimore Oriole, Common Nighthawk and Black and White Warbler. Happy Birding!

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.