Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Ring-billed Gull, Woodduck, Mallard, Canada Goose, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Blue-winged Teal, Trumpeter Swan, Common Loon, Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher, Song Sparrow, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Purple Martin, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, American Kestrel, Turkey Vulture, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, Great-crested Flycatcher, Chipping Sparrow, Common Raven, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Baltimore Oriole, Gray Catbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Mourning Dove, Brown Thrasher, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Clay-colored Sparrow, Chimney Swift, Eastern Wood Pewee and Indigo Bunting. Happy Birding!

Fall Bird Migration – Start Watching for Shorebirds

August marks the start of the fall bird migration. It is time to explore the Brainerd Lakes Area trails from city to county parks, to the state parks and wildlife refuges. The first group to watch for along exposed mudflats or shallow shorelines are the shorebirds.

Watch for young birds at the feeders this time of year. Please keep your bird baths clean and filled with fresh water during this drought.

Birding Kits

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.

Please report any unusual birds to Judd Brink via email. Please include a photo and or a brief description in the email if possible.