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): Eagle and chick, Indigo Bunting, Loon on Nest

Thanks to everyone who follows the weekly birding reports for the Brainerd lakes area and my birding adventures. May is the peak month for the spring migration in the area!

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Scarlet Tanager, Orange Crown Warbler, Orchard Oriole, Northern Parula, Oven Bird, Hermit Thrush, Great-crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Least Flycatcher, American Redstart, Harris Sparrow, Black Poll Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo,
Rose-breasted Grosebeak, Oriole, White-crowned Sparrow, Palm Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Woodduck, Blue-winged Teal, Merlin, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Fox Sparrow, White-throated sparrow, Purple Finch, Goldfinch, Blue Bird, Purple Martin, Raven, Tree Swallow, Eastern Towhee, Broad-wing Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Red-tailed Hawk, Great-blue Heron, Brown Thrasher, Chipping Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Common Loon, Horned Grebe,Northern Flicker, Double Crested Cormorant, Pied-billed Grebe, Pileated Woodpecker and Turkey Vulture. Thanks for following the reports and watch for next week’s reports and my guiding adventures. Happy Birding!

Loon update: The loons are now nesting and have laid two eggs. Here is a link to “LIVE” Loon camera from central Minnesota.

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.