The House Wren is plain to be sure, but its tenacity and nonstop activity make this backyard nester a pleasure to observe.
Scientific Name: Troglodytes aedon.
Length: 4-3/4 inches.
Wingspan: 6 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Brown body with narrow dark bars or stripes on wing and tail.
Nest: Six or seven speckled-white eggs are laid in a nest of twigs hidden in a cavity or birdhouse. Male builds multiple “dummy” nests, and the female chooses one.
Voice: Varies; rapid rolling trill that rises and then descends into a bubbling song.
Habitat: Backyards, parks and open woods.
Backyard Favorites: Birdhouses and suet.
Bird Song & Range Map
Listen to the House Wren’s song and learn where to spot them!
Bird songs provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Range maps provided by Kaufman Field Guides, the official field guide of Birds & Blooms.