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Winter Wren - Troglodytes hiemalis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
The Winter Wren breeds throughout Canada from northeastern British Columbia east through Newfoundland and south through the Upper Midwest and New England. This species winters throughout the eastern U.S. from Iowa east to the East Coast and south through the Gulf States (Sibley 2014). In Montana, this species has a single record over the last 10 years (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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Relative Density


SUMMER (Feb 16 - Dec 14)
Direct Evidence of Breeding

Indirect Evidence of Breeding

No Evidence of Breeding

WINTER (Dec 15 - Feb 15)
Regularly Observed

Not Regularly Observed


(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

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Citation for data on this website:
Winter Wren — Troglodytes hiemalis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from