What Was 1 Is Now 2
Our tiniest wren, the Winter Wren, is arguably one of the most overlooked birds in our back yards and nearby woodlands. Yet, it is one of the most boisterous singers in North America's bird world. Its song is an amazing collection of high-pitched buzzes and melodious trills that lasts up to 10 seconds. This little attention-getter made headlines recently when the American Ornithologists' Union announced it had officially split this wren into two species: the Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) of the West; and Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) in the East.