Pictured left to right: American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing and Hooded Merganser

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area includes: Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Whip-poor-Will, Common Nighthawk, Vesper Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Wren, Purple Martin, Mourning Dove, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Bluebird, Coopers Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great-blue Heron, Sandhill Crane, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Woodduck, Hooded Merganser, Blue-winged Teal, Common Raven, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Baltimore Oriole, Gray Catbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Canada Goose, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Redstart, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Common Loon, Ring-billed Gull, Eastern Kingbird, Phoebe, Wild Turkey, Ovenbird, Killdeer and Pileated Woodpecker. Happy Birding!

Other Birding News and Tips

Did you know that the American Goldfinch was Minnesota’s unofficial state bird until 1961 when the Common Loon became the state bird?

June is the nesting season for many of our backyard friends. Consider adding a bird box for Chickadees, House Wrens, Robins, Bluebirds and Tree Swallows!

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.