Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus Scientific name definitions

Stephanie L. Jones, Joseph Scott Dieni, Nathanial B. Warning, David Leatherman, Lorraine Dargis, and Lauryn Benedict
Version: 2.0 — Published January 6, 2023

About the Author(s)


Stephanie L. Jones is retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the Nongame Migratory Bird Coordinator, Region 6, Migratory Bird Management Office, Refuges and Wildlife. She holds an M.A. from San Jose State University. She worked as an editor for Waterbirds from 2013–2019. Email: stephieleejones@gmail.com.

Joseph Scott Dieni is currently retired and resides in Colorado. He received a M.S. in zoology from the University of Wyoming. Email: redstart82@gmail.com.

Nat Warning contributed from studies of Canyon and Rock Wrens while a Master's student at University of Northern Colorado. He is currently a Natural Resource Specialist in the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Natural Lands Program. Email: nat warning@gmail.com.

David Leatherman was forest entomologist for the Colorado State Forest Service, 1974–2005. He is a former editor of Colorado Field Ornithologists’ journal “Colorado Birds” and has written a column focused on bird diets for that quarterly publication titled “The Hungry Bird” from 2010 through the present. Email: daleatherman@msn.com.

Lorraine Dargis has several years of professional experience in the behavioral ecology of birds. From 2018 to 2020, she researched the female singing behavior of the Canyon Wren as a Master's student at the University of Northern Colorado. She is currently working in forestry and wildlife habitat management in Connecticut. Email: loridargis@gmail.com.

Lauryn Benedict is a professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. She has conducted field studies of multiple wren species, including Canyon Wrens, in Northern Colorado. Her main research interests are in avian communication and social behavior. Email: lauryn.benedict@unco.edu.

Recommended Citation

Jones, S. L., J. S. Dieni, N. B. Warning, D. Leatherman, L. Dargis, and L. Benedict (2023). Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.canwre.02