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): Common Yellowthroat, Female Scarlet Tanager, White Pelican

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Eastern Kingbird, Great-crested Flycatcher, Eastern-wood Pewee, Eastern Bluebird, House Wren, Hooded Merganser, Trumpeter Swan, Canada Goose, Common Loon, Mallard, Woodduck, Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Song Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Common Nighthawk, Yellow Warbler, Oven Bird, Veery, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black Poll Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Indigo Bunting, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Black and White Warbler.

This morning I did some birding at Kiwanis Park and parts of Rotary Park along the Mississippi River and found a small group of Warblers that are still moving through the area. In the evenings look up for migrating Common Night Hawks. Happy Birding!

Loon update: The loons are now nesting and have two eggs laid. 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.