House Wren

House Wren
House WrenHouse Wren Map
The light orange area of the map is where the House Wren is found during breeding season.  The light blue area is where the House Wren is found during Nonbreeding season during the winter months.  Mid west California to the northwest of Mexico, the House Wren can be found all year long.
They normally have 2 broods per year with an average clutch size of 5 - 8 eggs. The eggs are white with reddish brown dots. The incubation period is 12 - 15 days and the young leave the nest 12 - 18 days after hatching.
Their diet is mostly insects, such as beetles, true bugs, grasshoppers, crickets, caterpillars, moths, flies, spiders, snails and some others. 


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

 Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Hulled Sunflower Seeds



Peanut Hearts

Peanut Hearts



Live Meal Worms

Dried Meal Worms


To attract the House Wren to your your yard using bird feeders, listed below are some feeders they prefer to use.  The pictures below are some examples of each category.


Any size, style, or shape of tube feeder can be used that is designed to be filled with hulled sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, or mealworms.

Caged Tube FeederMesh FeederMealworm Tube Feeder


Any size, shape, or style of suet feeder, both a combination of suet and birdseed or just a single suet feeder.

Suet FeederDecorative Suet FeederSuet Plug Feeder


Any size, style and shape of hopper feeder, able to be filled with hulled sunflower seeds or peanut hearts.

Gazebo Hopper Bird FeederSquirrel Resistant Hopper Bird FeederFieldstone Hopper Bird Feeder


Any size, style or shape of platform feeder. All the feed mention above can be place into a platform feeder.

Platform FeederPlatform FeederPlatform Feeder


Any style, size or shape of meal worm feeders can be used.

Mealworm FeederHanging Mealworm FeederMealworm Feeder



Any style and shape of birdhouse that is closely related to interior dimensions of a 4" x 4" floor to a 5.5"W x 5.5"L floor.   Walls that are 8" in height and an entry hole that is 1' in diameter placed 4" - 6" above the floor. A 1-1/8" diameter entry hole is also accepted. The entry hole can face in any direction 5' to 10' off the ground and within 100' of woody vegetation. Have enough space around the box so the wrens can fly freely from the entrance hole. If your going to place more than one birdhouse for the House Wren, space your birdhouses 100' apart to avoid territorial denomination and other birdhouses too.

Wren BirdhouseWren Birdhouse


Wrens are about the only birds that do not mind birdhouses that sway in the wind, when 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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