Birding Report: June 23, 2017

Blue Birds, Bears and More

The Brainerd Lakes area offers excellent Minnesota BirdWatching opportunities in several scenic locations. Visit Brainerd provides information on birding areas and regular reports. Want to ensure the bird watching tour is a success? Take a bird watching tour with our partners at

Bird sightings for the area include: Bald Eagle, Osprey, Coopers Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Sandhill Crane (with two colts just South of Brainerd), Trumpeter Swan (with five Cygnets near Pequot Lakes), Mallard, Woodduck, Ring-neck Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Belted Kingfisher, Killdeer, double-crested Cormorant, Great-blue Heron, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Purple Martin, Eastern Bluebird, American Redstart, Golden-winged Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Chestnut Sided Warbler, Redstart, Black-throated Green, Yellow Warbler, Gray Catbird, Red-headed Woodpecker, Indigo Bunting, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Oriole, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, American Bittern, Red-winged Blackbird,  Yellow Headed Blackbird, Red eyed Vireo, Eastern Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Vesper Sparrow,  Rose breasted Grosbeak, Common Loon (North Long Lake, White Sand Lake, Baxter Lake),Common Nighthawk, Common Grackle, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, 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. Happy Birding!


*Bluebirds—If you have Bluebird boxes now is a good time to check and cleaned them so they can re-nest. Bluebirds can often nest 2-3 times per season so providing a clean house can greatly increase nesting success.


Receiving more bear reports this week including a young bear visiting my feeders.  If bears are visiting your bird feeders you may want to avoid filling the feeders for an extended period of time and or take them down each evening.


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.


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 Go birding today and use our new birding kits—now available for your birding convenience during your stay in the Brainerd Lakes area.

The reports and photos are provided by local guide Judd Brink.


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