Plumage/Description: Males and females are similar in plumage. A small, overall brown bird with a pronounced bold white eye stripe. Long tail feathers have black barring on brown feathers.
Habitat: Scrub-oak, pinyon-juniper, into transition zone where Ponderosa Pines and oaks come together.
Time of year: Year-round resident.
Relative Abundance: Common.
Behavior: A very active bird as it gleans in foliage for insects. Has a habit of swishing its long tail from side to side, and in
breeding season frequently vocalizes from a high point.
Diet: Mainly insects, will also frequent suet feeder at backyard feeding stations.
Similar species: House Wren,
Best sites: Residential settings with a lot of native habitat—pinyons, junipers, oaks. Acker Park, Sticklin Park, Pioneer Park are all good places to see Bewick’s Wren.