Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

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

Fall Bird Migration – Start Watching for Common Nighthawks

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 Common Nighthawks are fun birds to watch as they make short dives catching insects. Look for the white wing bars that flash when in flight; some nights several hundred hawks can be seen.

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.