White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch - San Bernardino Mountains, CA
© Tom Benson
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The White-breasted Nuthatch is a rare fall and winter visitor to campus from August to February. Look for it creeping along the trunks and branches of trees, particularly oaks and pines. It is a common breeding resident in southern California in oak woodlands and coniferous forests.

High Count: 3, Average Count: 1

White-breasted Nuthatches can be identified by their white face and underparts with chestnut undertail coverts, black crown, and blue-gray upperparts. They forage by crawling down trunks and larger branches of trees.


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