Pacific Wren Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    One of the smallest wrens in the United States, the Pacific Wren has a short, stubby tail which it usually holds upright. Their small size and short tail give them a round appearance. They have short wings and a thin bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Rufous Hummingbird, smaller than a Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

    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)