Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Broad-winged Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, American Kestrel, Common Nighthawk, Common Loon, Trumpeter Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-neck Duck, Woodduck, Blue-winged Teal, Great-blue Heron, Green Heron, Double-crested Cormorant, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper, Yellowlegs, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Northern Cardinal, Brown Thrasher, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Towhee, Purple Martin, Belted Kingfisher, Morning Dove, Sandhill Crane, Red-headed Woodpecker, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Bluebird, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Nashville Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Song Sparrow, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Veery. Happy Birding!

Fall Bird-scaping 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.

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Here is the link to Hawk Ridge in Duluth, which is approximately 100 miles northeast of Brainerd, a short drive for bird enthusiasts (smiles). Consider visiting to take in the fall colors and the migration. The views are amazing!

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.