Documentation of Carolina Wren

Observer Information

Reporter:  Brandon K Percival 
Other Observers:  Chris Wood.; Rich Miller found this species during the fall of 2006. I finally saw the bird(s) in spring of 2007.

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Carolina Wren
First Date/Time:  12/16/2007
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  5 minutes
County:  Fremont
Specific Location:  West end of Canon City Riverwalk
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


along the bluff trail, along the Canon City Riverwalk.

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  8x42 leica binoculars
Distance:  20 meters
Light:  sunny

Description of the Bird

A large wren, with rufous upper parts, white eye line, buffy under parts. See photo.
Behaviors: Bird was with other birds, along the Canon City Riverwalk, staying low.
Call: singing, loud ringing three noted song
Plumage: adult

Similar Species Discussion

Song is different than other wrens, other wrens aren't as rufous on top, with buffy underparts.q

Resources Used


Previous Experience

Seen some in Colorado, and many in the eastern U.S.


Notes made AFTER observation

Additional Information

Comments: This was the first record for the Penrose CBC and I'm not if the species has been documented before in Fremont County.
Time: Morning
Other Dates: none
Nearest Town: Canon City
Independent Observers: Rich Miller found this species during the fall of 2006. I finally saw the bird(s) in spring of 2007.

Date Documentation Submitted

2/10/2008 3:33:00 PM
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