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: Ruffed grouse and Sand hill crane family

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: Trumpeter Swan, Ruffed Grouse, Common Loon, Hooded Merganser, Belted Kingfisher, Mallard, Goose, Woodduck, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Bank Swallow, Sandhill Crane, Vesper Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Purple Finch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Oriole, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Phoebe, Least Flycatcher, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Bluebird, Whip-poor Will, Great-crested Flycatcher, Barn Swallow, Osprey, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat and Goldfinch.

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.