When Will My House Wrens Return?

Although not as flashy as an oriole or hummingbird, many people are excited to see House Wrens back in their yards each spring.

Each spring, birders anxiously wait the return of so many bright and colorful birds like orioles, hummingbirds, and warblers. But, what about House Wrens? I know a lot of birders who are almost as excited to see the first House Wren in their backyards as they are about some of the more flashy species.

When Will My House Wrens Return?©Rob Ripma
©Rob Ripma House Wrens might not be very colorful but they have a great song. Click here to hear it!

This species doesn’t migrate very far with many staying in the southern United States during the winter months. This means that they end up being a pretty early migrant. You can see where they have been reported so far this year on eBird.

Have you seen a House Wren yet this year?

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Rob Ripma
Rob Ripma, a lifelong Indiana resident, has traveled and birded extensively throughout the Americas.