The Bird Banding Lab web site reports that since 1955, a total of 39,432 Carolina Wrens have been banded. Of these, 583 have been
recovered, a recovery rate of 1.48%.
If you should recover a banded bird, please report the band number to the Bird Banding
Lab by calling 1-800-327-BAND.
Populations of Carolina Wrens are increasing in most areas of their range. During mild
winters, these birds extend their range further north, but harsh winters drive their range
A drastic drop in populations occurred in 1978. The extremely harsh winter of 1978 no
doubt had a very detrimental impact on Carolina Wren populations, but populations have
increased steadily since then. Overall, population densities are larger in the
Pyle, P. 1997. Identification Guide to North American Birds, Part 1. Slate Creek Press,
Bolinas, CA 730 Pp.
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