Brown Creeper

Physical Traits

They have a tiny body, short necks and long curved needle-like beaks. Their bodies are covered with brown speckled plumage that allows them to blend in with the bark of a tree as they move up and down.


Their nests are pockets of plant fibers and bark hidden behind loose bark on tree trunks. They are commonly found spiraling up the base of trees, probing for insects. Although it's a common bird, it's hard to see because of its excellent camouflage. They can be found in old growth forests.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

Brown Creepers occasionally visit feeders in winter for hulled sunflower seeds, chopped nuts and suet.

States and Regions Found

Throughout the United States, southern Canada and the mountains of Central America.