The Eurasian treecreeper or common treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) is a small passerine bird also known in the British Isles, where it is the only living member of its genus, simply as treecreeper. It is similar to other treecreepers, and has a curved bill, patterned brown upperparts, whitish underparts, and long stiff tail feathers which help it creep up tree trunks. It can be most easily distinguished from the similar short-toed treecreeper, which shares much of its European range, by its different song.

The Eurasian treecreeper has nine or more subspecies which breed in different parts of its range in temperate Eurasia. This species is found in woodlands of all kinds, but where it overlaps with the short-toed treecreeper in western Europe it is more likely to be found in coniferous forests or at higher altitudes. It nests in tree crevices or behind bark flakes, and favours introduced giant sequoia as nest sites where they are available. The female typically lays five or six pink-speckled white eggs in the lined nest, but eggs and chicks are vulnerable to attack by woodpeckers and mammals, including squirrels.

The Eurasian treecreeper is insectivorous and climbs up tree trunks like a mouse, to search for insects which it picks from crevices in the bark with its fine curved bill. It then flies to the base of another tree with a distinctive erratic flight. This bird is solitary in winter, but may form communal roosts in cold weather.
Eurasian Treecreeper
Date Location Count
2021-07-14 19:04Ashford Castle13
2021-07-25 13:20Carran Turlough1
2021-07-10 15:12Portumna Forest Park2
2021-07-20 17:45Tapia de Casariego--Lagunas de Salave1
2021-07-04 08:58Blackwood1
2021-06-27 17:29Wicklow Mountains NP--Coronation Plantation1
2021-07-21 15:55Curragh Woods5
2021-06-27 13:46River Avonmore North of Rathdrum2
2021-06-27 20:28Vartry Reservoir--Main Embankment6
2021-07-08 17:19Killoughter Lane4
2021-07-23 08:00Picos de Europa PN--Estación Inferior, Fuente Dé1
2021-07-08 09:47Montaña Palentina PNat--Macizo de Peña Redonda2
2021-06-28 16:51Gillan Creek1
2021-07-18Stornoway--Lews Castle Grounds and Woods2
2021-07-13 06:30Minwear Wood2
2021-07-03 09:52Taynish NNR
2021-07-13 16:17Sierra de la Demanda PNat--Pineda de la Sierra-Valle del Sol2
2021-07-21 07:18Glen Lean
2021-07-07 14:10Newborough Forest (Coedwig Niwbwrch)1
2021-07-13 10:00Sierra de la Demanda--Huerta de Arriba2
2021-07-21 11:07Glen Nevis2
2021-07-21 09:39Dinefwr Park and Castle Woods NR2
2021-07-24 12:23Dartmoor NP--Yarner Wood1
2021-07-02 12:55Inversnaid RSPB Reserve
2021-07-07 11:23Glen Affric NNR2
2021-07-14 09:48Ideford Common SSSI
2021-07-15 16:04Merthyr Mawr Warren NNR1
2021-06-27 05:08Dinas Rock / Afon Hepste3
2021-07-22 09:35Four Waterfalls Walk1
2021-07-13 14:53Ken-Dee Marshes RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-19 09:28Gilfach RWT NR1
2021-07-25 15:19Brecon Beacons NP--Neuadd Valley2
2021-07-21 12:39Threave Castle and Estate2
2021-07-18 09:12Cosmeston Lakes1
2021-07-24 16:31Brecon Beacons NP--Llyn Syfadden/Llangors Lake2
2021-06-29 14:25Llangynidr Mountain1
2021-07-10 07:00Longman Bird Hide and Longman Point1
2021-07-02 09:00Ham Wall RSPB Reserve2
2021-06-27 12:43Carn Bad nan Luibhean and Inverlaidnan
2021-07-25 16:05Craigellachie NNR3
2021-07-15 10:00Hazelgrove Park2
2021-07-16 06:44Loch Pityoulish5
2021-07-19 13:43Boat Woods10
2021-07-16 17:49Belate ZEC-Puerto2
2021-07-25 08:53Abernethy Forest--Twin Loch Trail1
2021-07-04 12:40Nagshead RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-19 12:11Loch Garten RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-17 19:00Crabtree Hill1
2021-06-27 14:04Hound Point2
2021-06-29 11:15Grantown-on-Spey (Town)1
2021-06-27 10:19Pentland Hills Regional Park2
2021-07-04 14:58Corstorphine Hill LNR1
2021-07-01 17:01Anagach Wood1
2021-07-09 13:33Longton Brickcroft LNR1
2021-07-13 06:23Valleyfield Pond and Esk Bridge1
2021-07-25 08:23Wymott Ponds1
2021-07-22 10:39Slimbridge Wetland Centre (WWT)1
2021-07-03 11:28Erro--hayedo de Odia3
2021-07-16 08:56Meathop Moss CWT NR2
2021-06-30 16:44Royal Edinburgh Hospital1
2021-07-03 14:47Erro--Sorogain2
2021-07-22 10:33The Meadows1
2021-07-21 06:50Benthall Hall (NT)--Pools1
2021-07-11 11:22Gait Barrows NNR1
2021-07-03 14:07Moore NR2
2021-07-07 09:34Trowbarrow Quarry LNR
2021-07-18 10:43Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-06 10:09RNN du Marais d'Orx (RNN123)1
2021-07-04 08:02Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park LNR2
2021-07-03 14:00Castle Combe (Village)1
2021-07-10 15:28Brockholes LWT NR2
2021-07-12 16:51Pennington Flash LNR2
2021-06-28 08:59Middlebere Lake and Heath (NT)1
2021-07-11 10:41Lytchett Fields RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-06 09:39Arne RSPB Reserve2
2021-06-27 13:00Musselburgh--Levenhall Links2
2021-07-13 08:30Burnt Wood (Staffs)6
2021-06-30 09:47Coombe Hill Canal and Meadows GWT NR1
2021-06-30 14:16Canford Heath NR2
2021-07-25 10:09Selva de Irati ZEC--Embalse de Irabia2
2021-07-02 13:36Dunham Massey (NT)2
2021-07-14 17:45Langford Lakes Wilts WT NR1
2021-07-03 12:30Belvide Reservoir NR1
2021-07-10 08:33Acre Nook Sand Quarry2
2021-07-26 03:36Stocks Reservoir2
2021-07-15 18:23Lapwing Hall Pool1
2021-07-25 07:34Sale Water Park1
2021-06-26 18:16Chorlton Ees LNR1
2021-07-21 07:36Turn Moss Playing Fields1
2021-07-25 06:20Elton Reservoir
2021-07-19 11:30Clerkington1
2021-06-28 10:03Alexandra Park (Manchester)2
2021-07-26 10:18Craigtoun Country Park1
2021-07-25 08:00Platt Fields Park2
2021-07-24 08:38Mersey Vale Nature Park LNR1
2021-07-25 08:05Sheepwash Urban Park and LNR1
2021-07-22 08:34New Forest NP--Linford Bottom2
2021-07-03 15:24New Forest NP--Holmsley Passage1
2021-07-08 12:00Muir of Dinnet NNR
2021-07-02 13:44Arrow Valley Country Park1
2021-07-07 13:43New Forest NP--Bolderwood1
2021-07-02 20:29Peak District NP--Lud’s Church1
2021-07-02 09:47New Forest NP--Aldridge Hill Campsite1
2021-07-08 10:00Bentley Wood SSSI1
2021-07-25 06:30New Forest NP--Sway Heathland1
2021-06-29 10:01Field between Golf Course and The Mount1
2021-07-19 10:40Yorkshire Dales NP--Malham Cove3
2021-07-22 06:06Peak District NP--Goyt Valley3
2021-07-10 05:36Woodseats2
2021-07-25 08:10Peak District NP--Derbyshire Bridge1
2021-07-09 11:27Woodhall Dean SWT NR
2021-07-25 13:32Peak District NP--Underhill Farm, Elkstone1
2021-07-04 05:12Arnfield Reservoir3
2021-07-15 09:13New Forest NP--Crockford Clump and Stream2
2021-07-04 12:16New Forest NP--Beaulieu Rd1
2021-07-26 09:05Lower Longdendale Reservoirs1
2021-07-25 11:43Kinder Bank1
2021-07-19 14:37New Forest NP--Pig Bush Inclosure2
2021-07-25 06:01Peak District NP--Doctors Gate and Mossy Lea Farm3
2021-07-25 09:24Fishlake Meadows NR1
2021-07-22 06:55Crowden1
2021-07-21 06:54Woodhead Reservoir
2021-06-29 14:16Southampton Common2
2021-07-18 09:59Cryfield Grange Rd3
2021-07-18 08:42University of Warwick--West Campus Area3
2021-07-18 10:38Tocil Wood and Meadow WWT LNR1
2021-07-19 07:31Stivichall Common LNR2
2021-07-08 08:16War Memorial Park1
2021-07-03 13:10Spencer Park1
2021-06-30 12:11Broadmarsh Woods1
2021-07-25 14:38Willington Gravel Pits DWT NR1
2021-07-19 16:53Langsett Reservoir1
2021-07-24 15:19Farmoor Reservoir1
2021-07-26 08:43Steetley Meadows1
2021-07-25 16:09Wytham Woods (Permit required)1
2021-07-09 08:18Beeley Moor5
2021-06-30 10:00Broomhead2
2021-07-08 10:12Calke Abbey1
2021-07-19 09:21Old Alresford Pond1
2021-07-26 11:41Astons Eyot and The Kidneys Nature Park2
2021-06-29 20:15Rivelin Valley1
2021-07-01 12:12Market Bosworth Country Park1
2021-07-06 12:00Bury Knowle Park1
2021-07-02 09:45Low Barns DWT NR1
2021-06-29 17:34Sydlings Copse3
2021-07-09 05:19Otmoor RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-04 17:13The Vyne (NT)1
2021-07-20 09:57St Chad's Water LNR1
2021-07-02 16:00Whitecross Green Wood1
2021-07-03 16:02Bradgate Park1
2021-07-02 18:38Swithland Wood7
2021-07-25 10:15Staveley YWT NR1
2021-07-04 05:30Stanford Reservoir2
2021-07-04 13:00Fairburn Ings RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-09 12:04Iping Common1
2021-07-17 10:30Washington WWT Reserve1
2021-07-01 08:14Frensham Common and Ponds SSSI--Great Pond (NT)1
2021-07-13 06:18Holywell Pond NR1
2021-07-10 09:37Thame River Valley--Eythrope and Surrounding Floodplain1
2021-07-04 07:27Sherwood Forest NNR4
2021-07-21 08:43Hankley Common1
2021-07-18 12:28Black Down (NT)2
2021-07-22 10:13Thursley NNR1
2021-07-20 12:01Potteric Carr YWT NR1
2021-07-16 04:57Floodplain Forest NR / Manor Farm1
2021-07-13 18:18Hazeley Wood1
2021-06-29 19:02Little Marlow Gravel Pit2
2021-07-09 10:05Chiddingfold Forest–-North (Botany Bay, Oaken and Tugley Woods)1
2021-07-03 08:35Coldwaltham Brooks1
2021-07-18 15:30Unstead Sewage Farm1
2021-07-17 07:50Skipwith Common NNR2
2021-07-23 05:53Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve2
2021-07-10 07:30Eyebrook Reservoir1
2021-07-16 16:55Blackheath Common and SSSI2
2021-07-22 08:30Clandon Wood NR and Natural Burial Ground1
2021-07-10 08:05Black Park Country Park and LNR1
2021-06-29 08:20Thorpe Park2
2021-07-18 12:32Rutland Water NR--Egleton Reserve, Mallard Hide1
2021-07-18 12:18Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre1
2021-07-25 13:07RHS Garden Wisley1
2021-07-23 07:15Rutland Water NR--Egleton Reserve1
2021-07-23 14:21Langford Lowfields RSPB Reserve2
2021-07-09 18:33Chess Valley--Crestyl Watercress Beds1
2021-07-19 08:02North York Moors NP--Sleddale2
2021-07-18 07:41Effingham Forest--Dick Focks Common1
2021-07-13 10:45Stocker's Lake HMWT LNR1
2021-07-24 09:56Knepp Wildlands and Estate3
2021-07-10 07:45Trent Port1
2021-07-14 06:10Leith Hill1
2021-07-21 09:02Willingham Road (Marton)1
2021-07-11 09:10Fermyn Woods2
2021-07-25 07:27Warnham LNR2
2021-07-09 12:11Owlbeech Wood2
2021-07-17 05:30Osterley Park and House1
2021-07-02 19:00Bushy Park1
2021-07-10 12:57Horsenden Hill1
2021-07-09 12:44Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2
2021-07-02 07:33Richmond Park (London)1
2021-06-30 13:53North Cliffe Wood YWT NR1
2021-07-14 09:44Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Wood LNR and Playing Fields1
2021-07-23 10:45Bossòst--Eth Portilhon2
2021-07-24 10:53Es Bòrdes--Camin dera Artiga de Lin1
2021-06-27 09:20Totteridge Valley1
2021-07-24 08:00Grafham Water2
2021-07-24 09:35Southey Wood2
2021-07-18 12:22Sandy--RSPB The Lodge1
2021-07-02 13:51Hampstead Heath3
2021-07-03 14:09Queen's Wood LNR1
2021-07-04 05:15Little Paxton Pits LNR
2021-07-18 09:02Shawlands Farm1
2021-07-23 14:03South Downs NP--Pells Pool and Moat2
2021-06-27 09:50Weir Wood Reservoir2
2021-07-17 10:10Chamber's Farm Wood--Bardney Limewoods NNR1
2021-06-30 19:32Ashdown Forest--Old Lodge LNR1
2021-07-19 08:27Amwell HMWT NR1
2021-07-17 09:00Rye Meads RSPB Reserve--Rye House Marsh
2021-06-29 07:00Tophill Low NR1
2021-07-01 05:15Grange Farm (Knapwell)
2021-07-20 16:37Arlington Reservoir LNR1
2021-07-18 18:36Danson Park2
2021-07-24 20:13Fowlmere RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-23 18:44Broadwater Warren RSPB Reserve2
2021-07-07 11:15Darent Valley--Hawley to Sutton at Hone2
2021-07-22 05:39Dunorlan Park1
2021-07-14 19:17Stourbridge Common2
2021-07-11 18:06Babraham--Fields North of High Street1
2021-06-29 10:00Thorndon Country Park4
2021-07-17 13:01Jeskyns Community Woodland1
2021-07-22 07:47Ranscombe Farm Plantlife Reserve and Country Park1
2021-07-24 11:00Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-24 07:30Bawsey Sand Pits and Country Park2
2021-07-09 15:06Weeting Heath NNR1
2021-06-27 11:39The King's Forest4
2021-07-15 05:46Cockley Cley Parish1
2021-07-25 06:46Lynford Arboretum1
2021-07-24 05:18East Wretham Heath1
2021-07-07 15:45Black Bourn Valley SWT NR1
2021-07-11 07:57Sculthorpe Moor NR3
2021-07-20 05:17Goose Common1
2021-07-18 04:23Stodmarsh NNR2
2021-07-21 07:17Grove Ferry1
2021-07-26 07:30Beech Grove (Restricted access)3
2021-07-20 12:22Foxley Wood NWT NR1
2021-07-20 11:05Ladybelt Country Park2
2021-07-19 11:22Broadland Country Park1
2021-07-23 09:42Ramsholt1
2021-07-09 11:05Earlham Road Cemetery1
2021-06-28 10:17Hollesley Marshes RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-10 18:13Wheatfen NR (Ted Ellis Trust)1
2021-07-10 13:51Strumpshaw Fen RSPB Reserve1
2021-07-04 10:48Captain's Wood SWT NR2
2021-07-04 15:08Strumpshaw Fen--Woodland Trail
2021-07-19 14:40Theberton Wood TWT2
2021-07-24 10:00Minsmere RSPB Reserve2
2021-06-27 11:14Hickling Broad NNR--Hickling Marshes NWT NR1
2021-07-23 07:35Thoisy-le-Désert--Réservoir de Cercey1
2021-07-23 13:32Saint-Pancrasse--Col des Ayes1
2021-07-17 09:15Lac Achard1
2021-07-08 06:35Etang de Crosagny1
2021-06-28Le Semnoz (Viuz-la-Chiésaz)1
2021-06-27 13:30Crêt de Lachat (Manigod)1
2021-07-18 15:00Colle San Carlo2
2021-07-10Nells Park1
2021-07-17 07:43RNN du Massif du Grand Ventron (RNN95)10
2021-07-05 17:06Fanel--Chablais de Cudrefin1
2021-07-17 12:49RNN de la Tourbière de Machais (RNN94)
2021-06-27 11:00Zwillbrocker Venn2
2021-06-29 07:06Crête du Raemel (Wolschwiller)3
2021-07-23 18:35Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn1
2021-07-25 11:11San Giovanni dei Prati2
2021-07-05 19:07Hofgarten, Bonn2
2021-07-18 10:45Elfringhauser Schweiz1
2021-07-09 08:53Feldberg2
2021-07-17 10:29Cimalmotto5
2021-07-18 20:00Gorges du Tavignano5
2021-07-11 08:47Alp Fesis3
2021-06-27 09:30Monte San Primo1
2021-07-02 10:00Emma-Süd (HE)1
2021-07-18 08:50Marbæk Plantage1
2021-07-20 15:00Passo del Mortirolo2
2021-07-06 18:37Duvenstedter Brook (NSG)1
2021-07-07 10:50Wank Gipfel1
2021-07-21 07:04Inzinger Gaisau1
2021-07-05 07:25Riedboden1
2021-06-28 10:37Panzerwiese und Hartelholz1
2021-06-27 14:00Nevlunghavn2
2021-07-25 08:00Jenaer Forst (NSG)3
2021-07-16 10:22Küstenwald am Salzhaff, Tessmannsdorf2
2021-07-18 08:00Brønnøya1
2021-07-11 10:53Hütter Wohld1
2021-07-01 19:27Maridalen--Hønefoten5
2021-07-07 13:13Nøklevann1
2021-07-07 10:30Darßwald1
2021-06-28 11:33Darß--Libbertsee1
2021-07-08 09:00Darß--Nothafengelände1
2021-07-11 09:06Gribskov1
2021-07-24 16:50Bayerischer Wald (Nationalpark)--Rachelgebiet1
2021-06-27 10:28Müritz-Nationalpark2
2021-07-14 11:29Tautra--Måsedammen1
2021-07-05 11:29Dobratsch1
2021-07-19 09:16Döberitzer Heide1
2021-07-18 11:13Eiskeller (NSG)1
2021-07-08 18:00Standortfriedhof Lilienthalstraße1
2021-07-26 11:00Rummelsburger See2
2021-07-05 18:48Altenteiche Moritzburg (NSG)--Mittelteich2
2021-07-16 06:43Malmö--Pildammsparken1
2021-07-16 14:50Großer Garten / Zoo, Dresden5
2021-07-23 06:46Falkenberger Rieselfelder (NSG)1
2021-07-03 06:04Javorniki Hills1
2021-07-03 11:27Waldmoore bei Großdittmannsdorf (NSG)1
2021-07-17 16:39Großer Müggelsee2
2021-07-09 10:00Sandbetet Dätterns NR2
2021-07-09 05:55Sjöryd fågeltornet1
2021-07-21 17:23Sächsische Schweiz (Nationalpark)1
2021-07-19 08:29Praha--Olšanské hřbitovy1
2021-07-13 20:07Praha--Ďáblický háj1
2021-07-17 14:39Praha--PR V pískovně1
2021-07-04 07:53NPR Velký a Malý Tisý1
2021-07-10 08:00Praha--PP Lítožnice1
2021-07-03 09:36Plitvice Lakes National Park1
2021-07-05 11:21PR Niva Doubravy1
2021-07-11 13:55Hohe Wand4
2021-07-10 07:59Krkonošský NP--Obří důl1
2021-06-26 18:13Ptačí park Josefovské louky1
2021-07-10 15:45NPR Babiččino údolí2
2021-07-18 14:03Devínske jazero1
2021-07-16 06:15Hodonínské rybníky1
2021-07-12 19:30Ottenby--Norrvik
2021-07-23 13:40Hjälstaviken NR1
2021-07-03 11:25Ålsjön1
2021-07-02 07:10Boszorkánysziget--Szeged2
2021-07-17 10:52Björnö NR, Ingarö2
2021-07-11 14:45Smederevo--Jugovo1
2021-07-02 04:15Szeleta-tető (Mount Szeleta)--Miskolc4
2021-07-24 16:02Royal Łazienki Park2
2021-07-07 07:03Озеро Чайка (Chayka lake)3
2021-07-25 08:46Kalotina Village Area1
2021-07-23 18:40Zemborzyckie Lake5
2021-07-24 09:00Ovcharchenski Waterfall Area1
2021-07-15 10:15Vitosha Nature Park--Ofeliite and Zvezditsa Hut Area1
2021-07-04 13:44Vitosha Nature Park--Boyana Area3
2021-07-17 12:05Vitosha Nature Park--Aleko Hut Area2
2021-07-20 11:23Yuzhen Park1
2021-07-20 06:55Borisova Gradina Park1
2021-07-07 09:20Pirin National Park--Banderishka Polyana Area1
2021-07-21 09:10Kremikovski Monastery and Meadows1
2021-07-17 12:50Eurajoki--Säppi2
2021-07-10 09:30Boykovets Village Area3
2021-07-26 08:00Pori--Yyterin Lietteet2
2021-07-21 05:30Rodopi Mountain Range National Park--Elatia Forest (Kara Dere)1
2021-07-23 14:06Rodopi Mountain Range National Park--Fraktos Forest (Zagradenia)1
2021-07-01 08:05Kaarina--Kuusistonlahti S lintutorni1
2021-07-08 05:24Vingis Park (Vingio parkas)2
2021-07-20 20:47Žirmūnai beach (Žirmūnų paplūdimys)
2021-07-26 08:14Sapieginės miškas
2021-07-09 09:00Vilnius University Botanical Garden (Vilniaus universiteto botanikos sodas)1
2021-07-23 14:23Hämeenlinna--Aulanko4
2021-07-13 09:01Helsinki--Vanhankaupunginlahti1
2021-07-01 05:48Raahe--Maivaperä1
2021-07-25 09:14о.п. Минское море (Minskaje Mora station)1
2021-07-05 13:57Olimpic Reserves Complex2
2021-07-15 12:50Музей валунов (Boulders Museum)1
2021-06-28 09:52Святошинські стави (Sviatoshyn ponds)1
2021-07-25 11:50Голосіївський парк--центр (Holosiivskyi Park--center)2
2021-06-28 10:50Муромець парк (Muromets Park)4
2021-07-24 09:11Пляж поселка Большая Ижора (Bolshaya Izhora Beach)1
2021-07-18 05:00Parikkala--Siikalahti1
2021-07-17 15:30Parikkala--Siikalahti lintutorni1
2021-07-25 15:00Шуваловский парк (Shuvalovskiy park)7
2021-07-24 14:03Павловский парк (Pavlovskiy Park)1
2021-07-09 14:2130-річчя Перемоги парк (30th Anniversary of Victory Park)1
2021-07-16 09:42Парк Сосновий Гай (Pine Forest Park)1
2021-07-25 12:23Дружби Народів лісопарк (People's Friendship Forest Park)4
2021-07-25 13:02Лохин Остров (Lokhin Ostrov)2
2021-07-12 07:33Серебряный Бор (Serebryaniy Bor)2
2021-07-06 10:47Парк Фили (Fili Park)1
2021-07-24 09:22Воробьевы Горы (Vorobievy Gory)2
2021-07-11 06:29Измайловский Парк (Izmailovsky Park)1
2021-07-04 09:04Медвежьи Озера (Medvezhii Ozera)1
2021-07-12 09:45Yukarı Kavrun1
2021-07-12 07:00Ceymakçur Yaylası1
2021-07-23 15:40桦林公园 (Hualin Park)1
2021-07-16 07:58长青自然保护区 (Changqing NNR)2
2021-07-10 08:40芦芽山自然保护区 (Mt. Luya NNR)1