Turn Up the Volume

A songbird garden guarantees a joyful noise.

By Cristina Santiestevan


learn how to attract songbirds to your gardenBig, Bubbling Songs: Wrens

For nonstop song, it’s hard to beat the various species of wrens. One captive male Carolina wren, for example, sang nearly 3,000 times in a single day. Most species readily adapt to backyard living and will fill the garden with song from dawn to dusk.

  • Live primarily in forests, open woodlands, and well-planted back yards.
  • Eat insects and spiders.
  • Nest primarily in cavities. Also shrubs.
  • Attract with a mix of trees, shrubs, and nesting boxes.