Wrens of Columbia County, Oregon

These are small brown birds with slender beaks, often seen inconspicuously creeping through vegetation. Wrens are most closely related to nuthatches and treecreepers.

House Wren northwest oregon columbia county
House Wren – Small brown bird with barring on wings and tail. Bill is small and narrow. Can live is diverse open habitat and is often found near homes. A summer resident. (photo © Peter Olsoy)
Rock Wren northwest oregon columbia county
Rock Wren – Larger and paler than House Wren with a longer bill and tail. Back is speckled. Limited to dry rocky areas and thus is very rarely seen here. (photo © Isaiah Nugent)
Pacific Wren northwest oregon columbia county
Pacific Wren – Darker than House Wren with shorter tail. Pale eyebrow stands out on dark background but is not particularly distinct. Found in dense coniferous forest. (photo © Mike)
Marsh Wren northwest oregon columbia county
Marsh Wren – Rusty-brown wren with black/white streaking on back and wings. More distinct eyebrow than most wrens. Found in wetlands. (photo © kyleboone)
Bewick's Wren northwest oregon columbia county
Bewick’s Wren – Larger wren that can be identified by its distinct white eyebrow. Bill is especially long. Found in diverse habitats including clearcuts. (photo © larsonek)

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