The Canyon Wren is often found creeping like a mouse around the rock of remote, steep-walled canyons and on rocky mountainsides. The ability to creep around rocks is aided by a low center of gravity, large feet, and sharp claws. The Canyon Wren feeds on spiders and insects, that it gleans from rock surfaces and crevices.
Found throughout the arid mountain country and canyonlands of western North America, the Canyon Wren nests and feeds in narrow rock crevices. Often, it announces its presence by its beautiful and distinctive song, a loud cascade of musical whistles.