Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. Long, thin curved bill for probing in bark. White throat, breast and belly, with buffy under-tail coverts. Head, back, and wings are brown with a lot of white speckling and streaking. Extremely well camouflaged and difficult to see.
Habitat: Ponderosa Pine and Coniferous forests. In winter will sometimes move down in elevation to adjacent Pinyon/Juniper habitat.
Time of year: Year-round.
Relative Abundance: Fairly common in proper habitat
Behavior: Nuthatch-like in behavior. Brown Creepers are a bark-gleaner. They typically start low on the base of a tree trunk and gradually work their way up the trunk of the tree as they search for food. After getting high up in the tree they will fly down to a lower point on the tree trunk and start the process all over again.
Similar species: Nuthatches
Best Sites: Granite Basin, Goldwater Lake, Lynx Lake, Bradshaw National Forests.