All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

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Conservation Status

Ruby-crowned kinglets are common and have maintained a stable population. Habitat fragmentation, logging, and wildfires threaten kinglets the most, but due to their wide range of habitats their population is able to tolerate most human disturbances.


In summer, Ruby-Crowned Kinglets are common in spruce-fir forests. They also live in mixed woods, isolated trees in meadows, coniferous and deciduous forests, mountain-shrub habitat, and floodplain forests of oak, pine, spruce or aspen. They tend to prefer older, taller, and denser forests to younger ones, since they nest high up in trees. During migration and winter they are common in woods and thickets across most of the continent.