Judd Brink is a local guide and naturalist who provides a weekly birding report during the spring bird migration, the summer nesting season, and the fall bird migration for Visit Brainerd. This is the 11th season Judd has provided birding reports about the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Birds Spotted in the Brainerd Area:

Today’s birding report comes from the Brainerd lakes area: Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, House Finch, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Baltimore Oriole, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Wild Turkey, Chipping Sparrow, Morning Dove, Red-eyed Vireo, Great-crested Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Common Raven, Red-headed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Downy and Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher, Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Common Loon, Trumpeter Swan, Eastern Bluebird, Purple Martin, Blue-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Golden-winged Warbler, Whip-poor Will, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Cooper’s Hawk and Broad-winged Hawk. Happy Birding! If you want to share a photo or have a unique bird sighting please email them to info@birdminnesota.com.

Please note that while you are enjoying our many lakes, young loons are learning and exploring on those same lakes, so please be careful around loon families.

Summer Birding Locations:
  • French Rapids ( Mississippi River): Waterfowl
  • Kiwanis/Rotary Park (Mississippi River): Waterfowl and Warblers
  • Northland Arboretum: Sparrows, Warblers and Tanagers
  • Crow Wing State Park: Songbirds, Waterfowl and Warblers
  • Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge: Sandhill Cranes
Judd Brink is the owner of MN Backyard Birds and can help make your home and or business more active and attractive for our feathered friends with bird scaping! We hope you can share the joy of watching birds from your home or with others when visiting one of the many great birding areas found in the Brainerd lakes.