Pictured left to right: Solitary Sandpiper, Red-headed Woodpecker and Golden-winged Warbler

Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

The bird migration is a bit slower this year with the cooler temperatures and the strong north winds. Ovenbird, Pine Warbler, Northern Parula, Golden-winged Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Nighthawk, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Raven, Great-blue Heron, Barred Owl, Whip-poor-Will, Common Loon, Woodduck, Blue-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, White-throated Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Catbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Oriole, Indigo Bunting, Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Wild Turkey, Towee, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Trumpeter Swan, Broad-wing Hawk, Woodcock, Pileated Woodpecker, Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Phoebe, Solitary Sandpiper, Palm Warbler, Killdeer, Ring-neck Duck, Eastern Kingbird and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Other Birding News and Tips

Many of our colorful songbirds are Neo-tropical migrants meaning they winter in Central and South America but migrate to nest in North America. Many of these birds are insect and fruit eating birds but many of them can be attracted to live food such as mealworms. If you wish, the dried mealworms can work too but I would suggest using a shallow baking dish filled with water.

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