Bird Report: July 27, 2018

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Bluebirds and More

Welcome to the 6th season of weekly bird reports for the Brainerd Lakes Area. The weekly birding report for the Brainerd Lakes area is provided in partnership with Visit Brainerd and local guide and naturalist Judd Brink Owner and Guide of

Recent sightings: Sedge Wren, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, Hooded Merganser, Green Heron, Brown Thrasher, Killdeer, Great-crested Flycatcher, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Raven, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sand-hill Crane, Wild Turkey, Canada Goose, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Common Nighthawk, Whip-poor Will, Pileated Woodpecker, Dickcissel, Common Loon, Woodduck, Eastern Tohwee, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Indigo Bunting, Song Sparrow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Oriole, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Clay-colored Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Phoebe, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird and Chimney Swift. Thanks for following the reports watch for next weeks bird report and my guiding adventures. Happy Birding! 

Seeing many bird families at the bird feeders, fields, forest and waters in the area. At the feeders some of the young birds that I am seeing include Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Eastern Bluebird, Baltimore Oriole, Hairy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Chipping Sparrow. In the yard seeing young Robins, Brown Thrashers and Eastern Towhee. Young birds can be challenging to Identify but usually mom or dad are nearby.

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Please report any unusual birds to Judd Brink by phone (218) 838-4784 or email Please include a photo and or a brief description in the email if possible.

Go birding today and use our new birding kits that are now available for your birding convenience during your stay in the Brainerd Lakes area.  Please see the birding kit link on for more information about birding with Judd Brink.

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