Monday, May 16, 2011

Brown Creeper

During the last three years of banding  in Northfield, I am surprised at the numbers of Brown Creepers that I catch -- between 30 to 36 each year.  The birds appear to be attracted to our water feature.  I have also seen them eating suet fallen from our feeders.

Brown Creepers are found across almost all of the United States, southern Canada, and in the mountains of Central America.  In most of its range, the species is a year-round resident.  Northern birds are migratory.  I band most of my birds in the spring and fall, so I assume most, if not all, are of northern migratory populations.

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