Once common throughout most of the United States, the Bewick's Wren has all but disappeared east of the Mississippi River, though still very common in the Southwest.
It's preferred habitat is underbrush in lower elevations of oak and pines, especially streamside.
It forages by climbing and hopping around tree trunks and branches probing into the bark for insects. It will also forage on the ground flipping over leaves and sticks again looking for insects, including beetles, ants, wasps, bugs, caterpillars, and grasshoppers. Will occasionally eat berries or seeds.