Winter Wren  ( Troglodyte mignon )

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Troglodytes troglodytes

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General Notes

The population of Winter Wren appears to be increasing significantly, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has increased by as much as 83% in the last 40 years. There is sufficient data about this species to have a fairly high level of statistical confidence in this magnitude of growth.

In July of 2010, the Winter Wren was split into three species, the Winter Wren, the Pacific Wren and the Eurasian Wren. Our records retain the name Winter Wren. The newly denoted Pacific Wren breeds in BC and Alberta from the Rocky Mountains west. 

Abundance: Uncommon Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

April 12
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

September 28

Documented Observations

May 22-24, June 11-13, 1993. One observed at Hilliardton Marsh during field work for a Master's thesis by David Locky.

May 27-28, June 20-22, 1997. Two observed at Hilliardton Marsh during field work for a Master's thesis by David Locky.

May 23-25, June 18-20, 1998. One observed at Hilliardton Marsh by David Locky during field work for his Master's thesis.

October 7, 1999. One observed at Mountain Chutes Camp by Barry Kinch.

August 4, 1999. One observed near Gillies Lake by Bruce Murphy.

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

1996   1   1
1998   1   1
1999   3   3
2002     1 1
2003     1 1
2004     1 1
2006   1 1 2
2007   3   3
2008        
2009