Carolina Wrens are year-round residents in New England, although they can be difficult to see. Their brown and cream plumage is designed to help them blend in with dense foliage where they prefer to hide and make nests. Once seen, wrens are easily identified from their habit of keeping their tail bobbed upwards.
The zoo has a resident Carolina Wren. He often hangs out in the trees in the Kangaroo paddock.
It’s much easier to HEAR a Carolina Wren than see it. Listen for a call that sounds vaguely like “teakettle, teakettle, teakettle”. That’s a Carolina Wren! Click below to hear their call!