Pictured left to right: Dickcissel, Scarlet Tanager, Young Oriole in a bath

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area includes: Lesser Yellowlegs, Sandhill Crane, Dickcissel, Savannah Sparrow, American Kestrel, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Song Sparrow, Sedge Wren, Wild Turkey, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Woodduck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great-blue-Heron, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Ring-billed Gull, Common Loon, Trumpeter Swan, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Bluebird, House Wren, Eastern Towhee, Cedar Waxwing, American Goldfinch, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Common Flicker, Ovenbird, Peregrine Falcon, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, House Finch, Northern Cardinal, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Red-eyed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager and Mourning Dove. Happy Birding!

I know we are just starting to enjoy the heat of summer but this is also the signal for one of the larger groups of birds to migrate. Shorebirds start the first large wave of birds now through the end of August. We don’t see huge numbers here in the Brainerd area but if you traveled towards the western prairies or to the Ottawa water impoundment the numbers can be amazing.

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.