Birding Report: May 4, 2018

Horned greeb, Yellow rumped warbler, Loons 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 birding guide of

Recent bird sightings for the Brainerd Lakes Area include: New Clay-colored Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Palm Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson's Snipe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Eastern Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Red-necked Grebe, Coopers Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, White-throated Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow.

Recent: Bald Eagle (5), Turkey Vulture (14), Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Trumpeter Swan (50 +) Merlin, Sandhill Crane, Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbird, Junco, Song Sparrow, White Pelican (100), Common Loon (35 +) American Robin, Common Redpoll, Purple Finch, House Finch, Common Raven, Morning Dove, Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch and Great Egret. Waterfowl can be found along most portions of the Mississippi River and now on some smaller lakes. Thanks for following the reports watch for next weeks bird report and my guiding adventures. Happy Birding!

Here is the popular link to check on the Decorah Iowa Eagle camera! This year the eagles are raising 3 young now about 17 days old or so.

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

Are you curious to know where our state bird the Common Loon is right now as it migrates each spring back to Minnesota?  From a recent study you can track the migration of loons from a few years ago by clicking here.

​​​​​Go birding today and use our new birding kits that are 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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