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

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Conservation Status

White-Breasted Nuthatches are very common and have increasing populations. These birds nest in holes in trees, so they depend on having dead or partially dead trees left standing in their habitat. Too much pruning or felling of dead wood can reduce nesting opportunities for this species.


White-Breasted Nuthatches can be found in deciduous or coniferous forests, but tend to prefer mature deciduous forests. They can also be found in woodland edges and in open areas with large trees such as parks, wooded suburbs, and backyards. Oftentimes they can be attracted to areas with birdfeeders as well.