Bird Identification: Check!

Remember our call to birders last week, asking for help identifying a bird heard on the Parks in Focus: Montana hike up to Avalanche Lake? To refresh your memory, we heard the bird at about 3,900 feet along a cold glacier spring in a cedar/hemlock forest. The call is below.

Thanks to Udall Scholar and “Birder at Large,” Noah Strycker and Lewis and Clark Professor Kenneth Clifton, the bird was identified as a Pacific Wren (formerly called a Winter Wren). These wrens tend to live in closed-canopy conifer forests as long as there is a dense understory. You can find out more about their range in Montana here.

We really appreciate the help!

One thought on “Bird Identification: Check!

  1. Thanks Noah and Prof. Clifton! As Montana resident and frequent visitor to the Park this call sure stumped me. Can’t wait to hear it again…

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