Marsh Wren

Cistothorus palustris

Status: Rare (Less than annual)

Origins: Breeds in marshes throughout the northeastern and mid-western United States and southern Canada from Manitoba to British Columbia, wintering in the southern United States and Mexico. A rare but regular vagrant to most of Atlantic Canada.

Record Details: Twelve records for Newfoundland, all in fall or early winter:

  1. Long Beach (near Cape Race), October 9, 1993
  2. Renews, October 8, 1994
  3. Ferryland, October 21-22, 1995
  4. Blackhead, October 17-18, 1999
  5. Cape Spear, September 15-16, 2002
  6. Cappahayden, November 1, 2003
  7. Ferryland, December 17, 2005
  8. St. John’s (Long Pond), November 6-14, 2009
  9. Renews, November 12-26, 2006
  10. Long Beach (near Cape Race), October 24, 2009
  11. St. Mary’s (St. Mary’s Bay), December 8, 2012
  12. Renews, October 21, 2014

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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