Carolina Wren

Scientific name: Thryothorus ludovicianus

A vocal species found in both natural habitats as well as near human habitation, the Carolina Wren has expanded its range in recent decades. Sensitive to cold weather and ice and snow cover, local exterminations of Carolina Wrens occur from time to time, but populations gradually recover.

Not a social species, Carolina Wrens are most often seen alone or in pairs. Mating for life, pairs defend territories year-round. With a diet made up largely of insects and spiders, Carolina Wrens rarely come to bird feeders.