The spring migration has now taken flight with many new birds arriving daily to the lakes area!
Birds being observed and or reported within the Brainerd lakes area include. Black-throated Green Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, American Redstart, Blackburnian Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Palm Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Pine Warbler, Canada Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Whip-poor-will, American Woodcock, Common Nighthawk, Common Loon, Trumpeter Swan, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Cedar Waxwing, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Goldfinch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Raven, White Pelican,Red-breasted Merganser, Woodduck, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser,Blue-winged Teal, Killdeer, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Osprey, American Kestrel, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Towhee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Eastern Phoebe. Happy Birding!
Now is a great time to think about bird scaping your yard to help attract more colorful birds. Ask for native fruiting trees and shrubs to plant around the house or cabin to bring in more birds naturally!