Turkey in Display and the Pine Warbler

Welcome to the 7th season of weekly bird reports for the Brainerd Lakes Area. The weekly birding report for the Brainerd Lakes Area is provided in partnership with Visit Brainerd and local guide and naturalist Judd Brink.

Thanks to everyone who follows the weekly birding reports for the Brainerd lakes area and my birding adventures. The peak spring migration is May and the area now has lots of waterfowl, Raptors and some Shorebirds moving through.

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes Area include:  Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Raven, Common Loon, Woodduck, Hooded Merganser, Ring-neck Duck, Mallard, Goose, Pied Billed Grebe,  Pileated Woodpecker, Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, Junco, American Tree Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Cardinal, House Finch, Goldfinch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Trumpeter Swan,  Wild Turkey, Song Sparrow, Robin, Eastern Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Broad-winged Hawk, Northern Flicker, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Warbler, Osprey, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow, Peregrine Falcon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Greater Yellow Legs, Red-breasted Merganser, Purple Martin, Rough-legged Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk and Red-winged Blackbird. Thanks for following the reports and watch for next week’s reports and my guiding adventures. Happy Birding!

I have a few spots for this weekend Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 to view Sharp tail grouse at the Lek dancing and displaying from a reserved blind.  A very unique experience!

Please report any unusual birds to Judd Brink by phone/text at (218) 838-4784 or email info@birdminnesota.com. Please include a photo and or a brief description in the email if possible.

Go birding today and use our new birding kits that are now available for your birding convenience during your stay in the Brainerd Lakes area.  Please see the birding kit link on visitbrainerd.com for more information about birding with Judd Brink.