Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Common Raven, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Indigo Bunting, Vesper Sparrow, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Eastern Bluebird, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, House Finch, Cedar Waxwing, Morning Dove, Common Loon, Sandhill Crane, Woodduck, Hooded Merganser, Ring-billed Gull, Palm Warbler, Black and White Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Trumpeter Swan, White Pelican, Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Canada Goose, Turkey Vulture, American Kestrel, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk and Spotted Sandpiper. Happy Birding!

Fall Birdscaping Tips

The fall season is a great time to plant fruiting trees and fruiting shrubs for the fall and spring bird migration. Check out your local nursery and ask for native plants that attract birds. Planting spruce trees will also help birds with giving them shelter during the winter season from wind and snow.

At Hawk Ridge in Duluth on Thursday September 9, 2021, more than 9,000 Broad-winged Hawks were counted—amazing! If you are planning a visit to view them you want NW winds for a good day. Please visit for more info.

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.