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House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Prefers brushy habitats in open forests (including burns, clearcuts), wetland and forest edges, and residential areas. Common and widespread in Kittitas County at middle elevations; records extend up over 5,000 feet at Colockum Pass and Naneum Ridge. Absent from dry, rocky terrain bordering Columbia River. On Westside, fairly common but local in Island County, rare in King County lowlands. Only one BBA record from Kitsap County but breeding confirmed on Bainbridge Island in 2003, beyond close of atlas period. Predicted breeding range mapped by Washington Gap report (Smith et al. 1997) does not extend to Vashon Island and Kitsap County.