SEDGE WREN

INTRODUCTION 

The sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis) is a rare and irregular breeder in BCR 14. It prefers wet meadows or the drier margins of marshes. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

HABITAT NEEDS 

This bird breeds in fresh or brackish sedge meadows and shallow sedge marshes with scattered shrubs and little or no standing water. It will also use the damp edges of coastal marshes, ponds or wetlands. It feeds primarily on insects and spiders.

HABITAT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 

Maintain the damp edges of sedge meadows or marshes in known nesting areas. When these sites are ditched they become too dry and are abandoned.

Wildlife type: 
Forest type 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION