Birds Observed This Past Week in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Birds observed this past week in the Brainerd Lakes area include: Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, American Kestrel, Broad-wing Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, Cooper’s Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, American White Pelican, Killdeer, Yellowlegs, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Mallard, Canada Goose, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Blue-winged Teal, Wild Turkey, Common Raven, Song Sparrow, Black and White Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Cedar Waxwing, Purple Finch, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Trumpeter Swan, Morning Dove and Common Nighthawk. Happy Birding!

Fall is the Perfect Season for Birdscaping the Yard

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.

The annual hawk count has now started at Hawk Ridge in Duluth! In one day more than 500 Bald Eagles passed over the ridge a day ago!

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.