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There are four species of nuthatches in North America; the White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Pygmy Nuthatch can be found in areas of Canada and the United States. The Brown-headed Nuthatch lives in the southeastern states.


Nuthatches can be found in conifers and deciduous forests although each species has its preference as to the type of trees they will feed on. They search for their food on the trunks and branches of trees all the while clinging to the bark with their claws and moving in all directions, even on the bottom side of the limbs. Most nuthatches will come to birdfeeders.

Click on the bird images or names to see pictures of Nuthatches

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

Classic Collection of North American Birds