Pictured left to right: Bluebird Young, Hooded Merganser and Song Sparrow

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area includes: Bald Eagle, Osprey, Turkey Vulture, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon (the three chicks have been identified as two girls and one boy ranging in age from 25-30 days old). I am also watching a pair of Trumpeter Swans and found them yesterday with four cygnets this year. Red-winged Blackbird, Great-blue Heron, Mallard, Woodduck, Hooded Merganser, American Redstart, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Black and White Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Great-crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Scarlet Tanager, Common Loon, Ring-billed Gull, Common Nighthawk, Whip-poor Will, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Pileated Woodpecker, Towhee, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Northern Cardinal, Baltimore Oriole, House Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Wild Turkey, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Common Raven and Northern Flicker. Happy Birding!

Birding Tips

During this warmer weather its important to keep your bird bath clean and safe to drink for your feathered friends. Moving your bird bath if possible or adding a 2nd water feature to a shaded area will help in keeping it clean with less algae build up. Also if your Hummingbird feeder is in direct sunlight you will need to clean and change the sugar water more frequently. I hope these backyard bird tips will help you attract and enjoy more birds!

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.