[Photo by Mike Newbold / Moab Sun News]

Rock wrens are common residents in the Moab area. They are not known to drink water, but instead get all of their needs from their food. They usually build walkways of small pebbles that lead to the nest cavity. The function of the walkway is unknown. The male rock wren is a truly remarkable singer and can have a large song repertoire of 100 or more song types, many of which seem to be learned from neighbors.