Have you seen Cactus Wrens before?
These birds are about 7 to almost 9 inches tall and about 1-2 ounces. They live in deserts, foothills, and urban areas throughout the Southwest.1 They’re very common in the region and are very vocal birds.
They’re the largest wren in North America.
Get an up-close look at these birds in Alan Lacy’s Filming the Wild video, The Cactus Wren. He takes you along for the ride as he works on a project about the Sonoran Desert – catch the desert in springtime and get a look at a Cactus Wren nest, as well as a Cactus Wren with its prey!
Also, get filmmaking tips from Alan – see how he sets up for recording wildlife without disturbing it, what camera settings he uses, and more.
Along the way, you’ll get fun insights into these birds, like how they don’t need standing water to survive. They get all the moisture they need from the insects they eat!
Watch now by clicking here or on the video below: