^House wrens like dead and downed cottonwoods.
Little brown birds that can be easily missed as they lurk in branch piles and underbrush, House wrens mostly migrate through Oasis Valley in spring and fall, although they are often present occasionally in July and August as well. The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Nevada (Floyd et al. 2007, University of Nevada Press, Reno) records the Beatty areas as a confirmed nesting location, but I have not yet seen them breeding here. They do breed in many mountain woodlands and riparian areas, especially in northen Nevada. Ronald Wauer watched a busy parent take food to three chicks on a Mountain mahogany in a dry wash in the piyon woodland of the panamint Mountains, on the other side of Death Valley to the west (Inyo County, California) (In his Birds of Death Valley National Monument, 1962, unpublished manuscript).