Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Common Nighthawk, Chestnut-sided Warbler, American Redstart, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-headed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Barn Swallow, Song Sparrow, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Woodduck, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Ring-billed Gull, Common Loon, Blue-winged Teal, Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Baltimore Oriole, Gray Catbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Morning Dove, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Broad-winged Hawk, Eastern Kingbird Great-crested Kingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Common Raven, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch and Eastern Bluebird. 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.

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.