Size:  5.75”

Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar. Gray head, white throat, and a rich Rufous color on belly, wings, back, and tail.  Long, slightly curved bill for probing in rock crevices.

Habitat:  Pinyon/Juniper, Ponderosa

Time of year:  Year-round

Relative Abundance:  Common in appropriate habitat

  Canyon Wrens are found specifically in areas with an abundance of granite boulders.  Outcroppings of boulders in the Prescott area occur randomly in both Pinyon/Juniper and Ponderosa Pine habitats.  The entire life-cycle of Canyon Wrens revolves around their dependence upon rocky, cliff habitat.  They build their nest in rock crevices, and forage for insects in rocky outcroppings.

Diet:  Insects

Similar species:  Rock Wren

Best Sites:  Granite Dells, Granite Basin, Thumb Butte