Bewick's Wren

Bewick's Wren
Bewick's WrenBewick's Wren map
Bewick's Wren is found in the shaded areas of the map throughout the year.  They can have 1-3 broods a year and on average have a clutch size of 3-8 eggs, that are white with brown or purplish speckles.  The incubation period is 15 - 16 days.  Their diet mostly is insects such as wasps, ants, grasshoppers, spiders to name a few.  They are know to be upside down while looking for insects in trees.


If you wish to attract the Bewick's Wren to your yard, listed below are some food options these birds prefer.

 Peanut Hearts

Peanut Hearts





Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Hulled Sunflower Seeds



Listed below are the type of bird feeders Bewick's Wren prefers.  Each category of feeders has eg. listed to give you some idea of the many choices you have.


Any style, size or shape of platform feeder, also know as a tray feeder or a fly thru feeder. should be able to accommodate the listed food above.

Fly thru feederHanging Platform Feeder


Any style, shape or size of suet feeder to hold suet, or combination suet and birdseed feeder.

Hanging Suet FeederCaged Suet Feeder


Any size, style or shape of hopper feeder that can hold hulled sunflower seeds and peanut hearts.

Hopper FeederPost mount hopper feeder


Any size or style of tube feeder that can accommodate hulled sunflower seeds or peanut hearts

Caged Tube FeederHangiing Tube Feeder


Any style and shape of birdhouse that is closely related to the interior dimensions of 4" x 4" floor to a 5.5" x 5.5" floor.  The walls being from 6" to 8" in height.  An entrance hole,1 1/8" in diameter that is 4" to 6" above the floor.

Place your nest box 3' to 10' in any direction, near a tree or shrubs.  If you are going to place more than one nest box for the Bewick's Wren, place your nest boxes 450' to avoid territorial denomination.  Listed below is some different examples of wren birdhouses.

Wren BirdhouseWren Birdhouse


Wrens are about the only birds that do not mind a birdhouse that sways in the wind, when the birdhouse is hung by a chain or nylon rope.  Even though it is not necessary to buy one of these type of birdhouses.

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