Range. - Eastern United States, breeding from the Gulf to Manitoba and Maine. This species does not appear to be as common anywhere as is the Long-billed variety, whose habits and nests are similar. They nest in or on the borders of marshes, and nests being globular structures of grasses, lined with hair, and with the entrance on the side; they are attached above the ground or water in marsh grass or reeds. Their eggs, which number from six to eight, are pure white; size .64 x .48.
Short-billed Marsh Wren. Long-billed Marsh Wren.