Brown Creeper in Winter

Brown creeper climbing up a tree trunk
Brown creeper. Photo by Patrice Bouchard on Unsplash

Appearance: The brown creeper is a small bird about 5″ long. They have a brown body with a white belly, long tail, and thin curved bill. They have a white streak above each eye. The female looks the same.

Winter diet: Insects hibernating beneath the bark, nuts, and seeds.

Winter feeder food: Hulled sunflower seeds, suet, and hulled peanuts.

Winter habitat: While many brown creepers remain in their year round range, some head south for the winter. As a result there are brown creepers found in every state of the US and Canada during winter. They prefer to be in forested areas.

Range Map

Brown creeper range map.
Brown creeper range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.