Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wrens are shy birds that are dark brown on top and light brown underneath. They have a white eyebrow stripe and an upright tail.

  • Thryothorus ludovicianus
  • Length: 4.7-5.5 in (12-14 cm)
  • Weight: 0.6-0.8 oz (18-22 g)
  • Wingspan: 11.4 in (29 cm)


Carolina Wrens are residents all year across Eastern and Southeastern States.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Carolina Wrens in woods or thickly vegetated areas, and they will visit backyard feeders. They eat insects and spiders but will sometimes also eat lizards, frogs, and snakes.

Carolina Wren Sounds:

They sing a very short song of quick whistles.


Nests of Carolina Wrens are usually in trees, but they are not fussy and will build them in many places, natural or artificial. The nests are often almost circular and have a small opening on the side. They lay 3 to 7 eggs, and the eggs take around two weeks to hatch and the chicks a further two weeks to fledge.

Attract Carolina Wrens

Attract them to your backyard feeders with suet feeders, hulled sunflower seeds, or peanut hearts in large tube feeders or platform feeders.

Fun fact:

Carolina Wrens pair for life.