Pictured left to right: Northern Oriole, Gray Catbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Goose family

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area includes: Northern Oriole, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Harris Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, White-crowned Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Green Heron, Great-blue Heron, Blackburnian Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Osprey, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Blue-headed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Common Loon, Woodduck, Hooded Merganser, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Towhee, White-throated Sparrow, Bluebird, Brown Thrasher, Wild Turkey, Fox Sparrow, Trumpeter Swan, Tree Swallow, Pileated Woodpecker, Phoebe, Red-winged Blackbird, Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Sora Rail, Raven, Palm Warbler, Killdeer, Ring-neck Duck, Northern Flicker, Happy Birding!

Here are few places to go birding over the weekend as we hit the peak of the spring bird migration:

  • The Northland Arboretum
  • Kiwanis Park
  • French Rapids
  • Crow-wing State Park
  • Crane Meadows NWR
Other Birding News and Tips

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!

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.