Winter Wren Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Winter Wren is a plump round ball with a stubby tail that it usually holds straight up. Its bill is small and thin, in keeping with its diminutive appearance.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, smaller than a Carolina Wren.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 3.1-4.7 in (8-12 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz (8-12 g)
      • Wingspan: 4.7-6.3 in (12-16 cm)