The Brown Creeper has the distinction of being the only tree creeper in North America, but trying to find this bird is a little like trying to find Jimmy Hoffa. While they are widespread, found in conifer forests from northern Nicaragua all the way to Canada and Alaska, they are inconspicuous and difficult to identify. They have cryptic coloration and nest behind flaps of loose bark.
Brown Creepers feed by beginning at the base of the tree and creeping in a spiral around and up the trunk seeking insects and invertebrates which make up the majority of their diet. When they reach the top, they fly to the base of another tree to begin creeping again. If you put seeds or suet out in the winter months, and you live in or near the pine forests, you may get a visit from this elusive bird.
Suggested Feeder Types: Feed should be placed in bark crevices ,
- Peanut Hearts
- Nut Meats