Judd Brink is a local guide and naturalist who provides a weekly birding report during the spring bird migration, the summer nesting season, and the fall bird migration for Visit Brainerd. This is the 12th season Judd has provided birding reports about the Brainerd Lakes Area in Central Minnesota.

Birds Spotted in the Brainerd Area:

Today’s birding report comes from the Brainerd lakes area: Trumpeter Swan, Hooded Merganser, Mallard, Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Common Loon, Woodduck, Eastern Bluebird, American Goldfinch, Osprey, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Sandhill Crane, Wild Turkey (displaying), Dark-eyed Junco, Morning Dove, Purple Finch, House Finch, Pileated Woodpecker, Common Raven, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Red-breasted Nuthatch and American Tree Sparrow, Happy Birding! If you want to share a photo or have a unique bird sighting please email them to info@birdminnesota.com.

Brainerd Area Birding Locations:
  • French Rapids ( Mississippi River): Waterfowl
  • Kiwanis/Rotary Park (Mississippi River): Waterfowl and Warblers
  • Northland Arboretum: Sparrows, Warblers and Tanagers
  • Crow Wing State Park: Songbirds, Waterfowl and Warblers
  • Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge: Sandhill Cranes
Judd Brink is the owner of MN Backyard Birds and can help make your home and or business more active and attractive for our feathered friends with bird-scaping. This is a great time to think about bird-scaping your yard to help attract more colorful birds. Ask for native fruiting trees and shrubs to plant around the house or cabin to bring in more birds naturally.
We hope you can share the joy of watching birds from your home or with others when visiting one of the many great birding areas found in the Brainerd area.