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

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.  Common Loon, White Pelican,  Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Blue-winged Teal, Mallard, Woodduck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Great-blue Heron, Trumpeter Swan, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Shoveler, Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-billed Gull, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Broad-winged Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Turkey Vulture, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Warbler, Raven, Woodcock, Yellowlegs (sp), Killdeer, Common Redpoll, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, American Kestrel, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Robin, Song Sparrow, Fox Sparrow and Golden-crowned Kinglet.  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.