Pictured left to right: Eastern Kingbird, Purple Martin and Sandhill Crane with Two Colts

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area includes: Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Whip-poor Will, Great-horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Turkey Vulture, Cooper’s Hawk, Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Great-crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Ovenbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Veery, Hermit Thrush, Wild Turkey, Great-blue Heron, Trumpeter Swan, Song Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Bobolink, Dickcisel, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Woodduck, Common Loon, Eastern Bluebird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Indigo Bunting, House Wren, Sedge Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut Sided Warbler, Sandhill Crane, Peregrine Falcon, American Goldfinch, Baltimore Oriole, House Finch, Purple Finch, American Redstart, Kill Deer and Raven. Happy Birding!

Other Birding News and Tips

Minnesota has one of the highest nesting populations of the once Endangered Peregrine Falcon in the country! Over the past few years one nesting pair has made Brainerd their home, a recent trip to check on a nest found three chicks! Amazing!

This week’s Birdscaping tip from MN Backyard Birds. Many young (fledged) birds are now visiting the backyard bird feeders and bird baths so it will be important to keep fresh food and water available. If you have nesting Bluebirds they could be starting on the second nest already you might be able to clean out the old or they might continue using the first nest.

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.