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    Brown Creeper / Certhia americana

    : primarily in mixed and coniferous woods but far easier to locate when singing, which begins in Mar and continues into Jul. Post-breeding Brown Creepers join roving flocks of Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches and Golden-crowned Kinglets and expand their habitat to include a wider variety of wooded habitats including towns. They do not routinely visit bird feeders.

    : Apparent migrants early Apr-early May and mid/late Sep to mid/late Oct

    Miscellany: In winter Brown Creepers can roost communally, presumably as a heat conservation measure, with a few to more than 10 birds gathered together in a tight mass in a hole or under a loose piece of bark. It's not clear if the Brown Creepers that winter here are the same ones that breed.

    Last Updated: April 25th, 2022