Pictured left to right: Young Eastern Bluebird, Young Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area includes: Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Sandhill Crane, Trumpeter Swan, Wild Turkey, Hooded Merganser, Woodduck, Ring-neck Duck, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Mallard, Canada Goose, Killdeer, Pied-billed Grebe, Whilte Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Kingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Cliff Swallow, Tree Swallow, Purple Martin, Eastern Bluebird, Phoebe, Red-eyed Vireo, Eastern Towhee, Pileated Woodpecker, Great-crested Flycatcher, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Baltimore Oriole, Gray Catbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Cedar Waxwing, Brown Thrasher, Indigo Bunting, Common Raven, Clay-colored Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Sedge Wren, Ovenbird, Northern Cardinal 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.