Happy Spring and Happy Birding! It’s great to be back with the weekly birding reports for the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area. This weekly birding report is provided by Visit Brainerd in partnership with local guide and naturalist Judd Brink. We hope you will follow these reports, learn something and enjoy! If you want to share a photo, or have a unique bird sighting, please email them to Judd.

Pictured left to right: Ruffed Grouse Drumming, Trumpeter Swan and Yellow-rumped Warbler

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Brown Thrasher, Broad-wing Hawk, Purple Martin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Phoebe, White-throated Sparrow, Bluebird, Great-blue Heron, Killdeer, Hooded Merganser, Woodduck, Ring-neck Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Solitary Sandpiper, Common Loon, Veery, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, Goldfinch, House Finch, Fox Sparrow, Junoc, Trumpeter Swan, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Wild Turkey, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Cardinal, Raven, Belted Kingfisher, Peregrine Falcon, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Morning Dove and Sharp-shinned Hawk. Happy Birding!

Other Birding News and Tips

Here are a few bird feeding tips from MN Backyard Birds to help you attract more colorful birds to your backyard this spring. The Orioles and Hummingbirds are on their way very soon!

  • For Orioles providing jelly, mealworms and orange halves is a great way to attract them.
  • For Hummingbirds the sugar water ratio is 4 cups of water to 1 cup of sugar.  No need to add any red dye!

This is a great time to think about placing nesting boxes and to think about the spring bird migration and how you can attract more birds to your yard. More birdscaping tips coming soon!

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.