|Photo courtesy of Tom Grey|
Creepers are little, tree climbing birds. They have curved bills used to dig for insects and larvae from bark. Their stiff tail feathers serve as props as the climb.
- A fairly common but hard to spot bird in woodlands. Small; streaked brown plumage camouflages it well. Length 5 ¼”
- A high, faint, rarely heard single note: a soft see. Song is a high-pitched, variable see-see-see-titi-see.
- Creeper works its way up (and sometimes down) tree trunks in a spiral looking for insects in bark crevices.
- In conifers; Lodgepole pine is a favorite.
- Coniferous, swampy or mixed forests.
- Throughout the U.S. and into southern Canada.