We searched the La Montanona pine-oak forest for birds during 5 days each winter from 2007 to 2010, and invested equal efforts at three similar sites in El Salvador where Brown Creepers also were found.
We have heard Brown Creepers singing from February to July at Montecristo National Park.
The dozen debating bureaucrats are Forest Service scientists whose expertise runs the gamut from brown creepers
and bark beetles to carbon budgets, fire history, arid the reproductive cycles of the golden mantled ground squirrel.
In the distance, he'll hear the emphatic two-syllable blast of a goose hunter's 12-gauge as waterfowl make their first flight of the day, and the soft, high-pitched calls of foraging kinglets and brown creepers
, the latter always spiraling up a tree trunk to feed.
Numerous woodpeckers and brown creepers
fly in from the woods to pilfer the tree's rich supply of living food.
It also can harbor insects for brown creepers
to pry from hiding.