Wrens

Rock Wren Record

Rock Wren Record

Rock Wren. Photo © Zack Abbey / CC-BY-4.0. The parking lot was full. People milled around, all carrying binoculars, spotting scopes, or cameras. We found another parking area nearby, grabbed our...

To Build a Log Cabin Wren House

To Build a Log Cabin Wren House

Editor’s note: In the March 2020 magazine, we published the winners of a birdhouse building contest. Each entry was to be a “Learning By Doing” lesson. Torrence was one of the winners.In June of...

Some of the Southwestern Wrens

Some of the Southwestern Wrens

Cactus Wren eating cactus fruit. Photo © Jay Pierstorff/Dreamstime.com. In the southern part of California, the climate is dry. Not much rain falls in a whole year. Some types of birds like a dry...

My Wonderful Adventure

My Wonderful Adventure

Blue-winged Warbler. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. Before I started my twenty-four-hour birding adventure, I knelt beside our creek and looked into the water. As I did, I prayed for a successful birding...

Wild Bird Art Contest Child Winners

Wild Bird Art Contest Child Winners

First Place Winner Baltimore Oriole. Artwork © Elizabeth Boggs, 12. Second Place Winner Barn Owl. Artwork © Blessing Langham, 12. Third Place Winner House Wren. Artwork © John Mark Ramer, 12. About...

Our Birding Day

Our Birding Day

Sunday dawned a beautiful morning. The first birds I saw were cardinals—male and female. There were Chipping, English, and House Sparrows at the feeder. Out the kitchen window I saw a Junco and a...

My Day With the Birds

My Day With the Birds

Red-tailed Hawk. Photo © Julian Kreider. When I was looking through the September Nature Friend, I saw the Birding with Friends Contest. I thought it would be interesting to try. I decided to make...

The Tiny Bird With a Big Voice!

The Tiny Bird With a Big Voice!

Who would’ve thought a House Wren could have such a big mouth? Certainly not me. Surely such a tiny bird couldn’t eke out more than a squeak or two, maybe a quiet warble. I was mistaken…hugely....