Carolina Wren in Winter

carolina wren on a fence singing
Carolina wren. Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

Appearance: The Carolina wren is a small bird about 5 1/2″ long, chunky shape with deep rusty brown above and cinnamon color below. Bold white stripe above the eye and throat. Down curved bill.

Winter diet: Insects and spiders.

Winter feeder food: Hulled sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, and suet.

Winter habitat: Carolina wrens spend winter in their year-round range which includes the states south and east of Nebraska as well as eastern portions of Mexico. They prefer brushy woods and wooded backyards.

Range Map

Carolina wren range map
Carolina wren range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.