• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Birds - House Wren

Sound
Listen to the House Wren 185k wma file
 
These small, energetic birds can be found in open woodlands, low shrubs near forested edges and near the visitor center. Their song is loud and bubbly, and it rises in pitch. Wrens also can make a soft, chattering call that can resemble a rattlesnake. They can be observed during the summer months. First observed around early May.

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.