The weekly birding report for the Brainerd Lakes area is provided in partnership with Visit Brainerd and local guide and naturalist Judd Brink.

Birds pictured (left to right): American Woodcock, Northern Saw-whet Owl and Common Goldeneye

Happy Spring and Happy Birding! It’s great to be back again to post the weekly birding reports for the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area. I hope you will follow the weekly birding reports, learn something and enjoy! If you want to share a photo or have a unique bird sighting please email them to Judd.

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area includes: Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tail Hawk, Great-blue Heron, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Veery, Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Woodduck, Common Goldeneye, Ring-neck Duck, Mallard, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, American Woodcock, Belted Kingfisher, Junco, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Common Loon, Northern Flicker and Red-winged Blackbird. Happy Birding!

This is the time to clean out your bird boxes and woodduck boxes for the spring nesting season. I found a nesting Hooded Merganser in one of my boxes yesterday.

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.