Length: 5 - 5.5"
Habitat: Mature coniferous and mixed forests. Occasionally, deciduous woodlands. Standing dead trees or snags is a habitat requirement. In winter, also found in open woodlands, parks, orchards, and suburban areas.
Diet: Mostly insects and their larvae, spiders and their eggs, and pseudoscorpions. Insects include ants, stink bugs, beetles, weevils, leaf hoppers, and many others. In winter, adds small amount of seeds to diet.
© Mary Curtis
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Brown Creeper can be found year round throughout New England.
Year-round Map from eBird
Year-round sightings of the Brown Creeper over past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS