Happy Spring and Happy Birding! It’s great to be back again to post the weekly Brainerd birding report

for the beautiful lakes area.  My name is Judd Brink Owner/Guide of MN Backyard Birds.  MN Backyard Birds will also share some bird scaping tips on how you can attract and enjoy more birds at home!

A bear got my feeders on Wednesday night with only minor damage!  So please be cautious and see the warning. Be bear Aware! Reports are now coming in that bears have damaged some feeders in the lakes area. Now is a good time to get in the habit of taking feeders down and stored inside overnight.  Bears have an excellent sense of smell!

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area
The early spring bird migration is off to a slow start with the recent weather!
Birds being observed and or reported within the Brainerd lakes area include. Trumpeter Swan, Common Loon, Ring-neck Duck, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Merganser, Horned Grebe, Mallard, Canada Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Wood duck, Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Forster’s Tern, Ring-billed Gull, White Pelican, Belted Kingfisher, Green Heron, Great-blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common Grackle, American Robin, Brown-headed Cowbird, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Turkey Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, Broad-winged Hawk, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Osprey, Eastern Bluebird, White-throated Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Woodcock, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin, House Finch, Purple Finch, Common Redpoll, Junco, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Towhee, Song Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hair Woodpecker and Eastern Phoebe.  Happy Birding!
Be well, be safe and enjoy watching the birds from home or out at the many trails found in the area.
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.

These weekly birding reports are provided in partnership between Visit Brainerd and Judd Brink Owner/Guide of MN Backyard Birds from April through October each year.

I hope you will enjoy and follow the weekly birding reports from Visitbrainerd.com.  If you want to share a photo or have a unique bird sighting, please email them to info@birdminnesota.com