Brainerd Lakes Birding Report: Second Week in June 2017

Coopers Hawk and Many More

The Brainerd Lakes area offers excellent Minnesota BirdWatching opportunities in several scenic locations. Visit Brainerd provides information on Birding areas and weekly Birding reports. Want to ensure the bird watching tour is successful? 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, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Woodduck, Ring-neck Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Common 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, Yellow Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, Red-headed Woodpecker, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting,Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Oriole, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, American Bittern, Common Egret, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Loon, Common Nighthawk, American Woodcock, Common Grackle, Bobolink, Grasshopper Sparrow, 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.

Look for these birds that now have young—Geese, Mallards, Sandhill Cranes, Woodducks, Trumpeter Swans and Hooded Mergansers. Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and House Wrens are still nesting at the Northland Arboretum and at my home.   

Can you match the bird names with the correct name of their young? I will have the answers next week, good luck!

1. Trumpeter Swan          A. Gosling
2. Sandhill Crane            B. Colt   
3. Canada Goose           C. Cygnet
4. Mallard                         D. Duckling

A few locations to check for waterfowl (ducks, geese and swans) and other spring migrants 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 who is the owner and birding guide of

​​​​​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. 

Happy birding!

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