Birding Report: July 27, 2017
Fall bird migration has started
Bird sightings for the area include: Bald Eagle, Osprey, Coopers Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Woodduck, Ring-neck Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Belted Kingfisher, Killdeer, Great-blue Heron, Great Egret, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Purple Martin, Eastern Bluebird, American Redstart, Golden-winged Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Chestnut Sided Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Gray Catbird, Indigo Bunting, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Oriole, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, House Wren, Northern Flicker, Red-winged Blackbird, Red eyed Vireo, Ovenbird, Eastern Kingbird, Vesper Sparrow, Red headed Woodpecker, Red eyed Vireo, Wood Pewee, Rose breasted Grosbeak, Common Loon (North Long Lake, White Sand Lake, Baxter Lake),Common Nighthawk, Common Grackle, Whip-poor Will, Morning Dove, Northern Flicker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Cedar Waxwing, Scarlet Tanager, Nashville Warbler, Cardinal, Clay-colored Sparrow, Common Raven, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, and Song Sparrow. Thanks for following the reports watch for next weeks bird report and my guiding adventures.
The Fall bird migration has just started and will continue until the first snow with the peak in September. A few locations to check for birds in the lakes area include the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd, St. Mathias Road on old business Hwy 371 south of Brainerd and Kiwanis Park along the Mississippi River also in Brainerd.
Last week's Bird Brain Trivia question was could you identify the bird in the photo gathering nesting material? This bird is one of the last to nest in the state and also was the unofficial state bird of Minnesota before the Common Loon was adopted...the answer is the American Goldfinch!
The weekly birding report for the Brainerd Lakes area is provided in partnership with Visit Brainerd and local guide Judd Brink owner and birding guide of birdminnesota.com. 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 visitbrainerd.com for more information about birding with Judd Brink.