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    Pinnacles

    National Park California

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    No Fires in the campground, no smoking on the trails. Observe these rules to protect park resources. No se permite fumar en los senderos, tampoco se permite las fogatas en el campamento. Proteja los recursos del parque y respete las advertencias. More »

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Canyon Wren

Canyon Wren

Canyon Wren

©NPS/Carlo Arreglo

Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus


Haunting and melodious descending trills echoing off rock walls may be the only evidence you have of Canyon Wren as this small but stunning bird is often more heard than seen. With a rich rufous body, a striking white throat, and a long, slightly decurved bill, the Canyon Wren can be located near both sides of the Balconies Cave area, along the Moses Spring trail, and the Bear Gulch reservoir.


Diet: Insects and spiders


Wingspan: 7.5” Length: 5.75”


Did you know? The Canyon Wren possesses a slightly flattened skull and long bill, allowing it to reach deep into rocky crevices for insects.

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No Pets

Dogs are not permitted on park trails. This allows for more frequent wildlife sightings, and ensures that other visitors will not be annoyed or frightened by dogs. Dogs are permitted on most US Forest Service trails.