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Birdhouse Plans Index

White-breasted Nuthatch

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta
Species: carolinensis

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
Gr. sitte woodpecker like bird mentioned by Aristotle
La. -idae appearance, resemblance
La. carolinensis for the Carolina Colonies

Black crown, nape and bill. Wings and upper parts slate (blue-gray) with brown and black fringe. Brown and black tail feathers with white bars.

White from the sides of its head and neck to its underside. Straight, rather long, partially black beak.

Painting of white-breasted nuthatches perched on a tree trunk

You are likely to hear the loud nasal calls of white-breasted nuthatches before you even see them.

White-breasted nuthatch song written to sheet music.

They are usually year around residents in deciduous and mixed forests, groves and wooded towns in southern Canada, throughout most of continental United States and northern Mexico.

Map shows white-breasted nuthatches inhabit most areas (not all) throughout the US and southern Canada

White-breasted nuthatches help keep tree diseases and insect carriers in balance. Tiny hook shaped claws enable nuthatches to flit dexterously on and underneath, up and down (mostly down) tree trunks and limbs eyeing crannies and crevices sometimes prying loose bark searching for insects, spiders, larva and eggs.

​They store nuts in the crevices of bark which are retrieved in winter when insects are fewer and the nuts are chopped apart (hence their name.)

They also eat berries, acorns and other seeds.

Feed nuthatches various nuts, sunflowers, suet and even peanut butter.

Sometimes they become accustomed enough to people to take seeds from their hands.​

In winter they are often seen foraging together or mixed with downy woodpeckers, other nuthatches, chickadees, and titmice and at seed and suet feeders.

White-breasted nuthatches build nests of leaves, feathers, hair and bark in natural or abandon woodpecker cavities or birdhouses. Nuthatches also sometimes excavate their own cavities.

Painting of white-breasted nuthatches foraging for insects on a tree trunk

Females lay six to eight, more or less, sometimes as many as ten speckled eggs. Young hatch after less than two weeks incubation and leave the nest in about another two weeks.

If you mount a Winter Warmer and occasionally lift the lid, you may see several cuddling nuthatches and possibly with chickadees and titmice.

The White-breasted Nuthatch Birdhouse (same as for the Red-breasted Nuthatch, Titmice and Chickadees), can be constructed with most any softwood that is rough cut on both sides.

It has a 4″ by 4″ floor, 9″ inside ceiling, 1 1/4″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor, ventilation openings, and a hinged roof secured with shutter hooks.

Although most any method of attaching and securing a roof will do as long as it can be removed for monitoring and cleaning.

Assemble with screws fit to pre-drilled pilot holes.

Install nest boxes for white-breasted nuthatches in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high.

Birdhouse made with rough cut cedar, corrosion resistant screws and brass hinges and shutter hooks.

Chickadee Nuthatch Downy Birdhouse

View and print birdhouse plans for chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and downy woodpeckers.

Chickadee Nuthatch Titmouse Downy Plans

Out of reach is best to deter the curious, unless the box is well concealed. Remove the nest from the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

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White-breasted Nuthatch

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White-breasted nuthatches perched on a tree trunk with a distant coniferous forest background.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta
Species: carolinensis

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
Gr. sitte woodpecker like bird mentioned by Aristotle

La. -idae appearance, resemblance
La. carolinensis for the Carolina Colonies

Black crown, nape and bill. Wings and upper parts slate (blue-gray) with brown and black fringe. Brown and black tail feathers with white bars.

White from the sides of its head and neck to its underside. Straight, rather long, partially black beak.

White-breasted nuthatch song written to sheet music.

You are likely to hear the loud nasal calls of white-breasted nuthatches before you even see them.

Map shows white-breasted nuthatches inhabit most areas (not all) throughout the US and southern Canada

They are usually year around residents in deciduous and mixed forests, groves and wooded towns in southern Canada, throughout most of continental United States and northern Mexico.

White-breasted nuthatches help keep tree diseases and insect carriers in balance.

Tiny hook shaped claws enable nuthatches to flit dexterously on and underneath, up and down (mostly down) tree trunks and limbs eyeing crannies and crevices sometimes prying loose bark searching for insects, spiders, larva and eggs.

White-breasted nuthatches foraging for insects on a tree trunk.

They store nuts in the crevices of bark which are retrieved in winter when insects are fewer and the nuts are chopped apart (hence their name.)

They also eat berries, acorns and other seeds. Feed nuthatches various nuts, sunflowers, suet and even peanut butter.

Sometimes they become accustomed enough to people to take seeds from their hands.​

In winter they are often seen foraging together or mixed with downy woodpeckers, other nuthatches, chickadees, and titmice and at seed and suet feeders.

White-breasted nuthatches build nests of leaves, feathers, hair and bark in natural or abandon woodpecker cavities or birdhouses. Nuthatches also sometimes excavate their own cavities.

Females lay six to eight, more or less, sometimes as many as ten speckled eggs. Young hatch after less than two weeks incubation and leave the nest in about another two weeks.

If you mount a Winter Warmer and occasionally lift the lid, you may see several cuddling nuthatches and possibly with chickadees and titmice.

Birdhouse made with rough cut cedar, corrosion resistant screws and brass hinges and shutter hooks.

Chickadee Nuthatch Downy Birdhouse

The White-breasted Nuthatch Birdhouse (same as for the Red-breasted Nuthatch, Titmice and Chickadees), can be constructed with most any softwood that is rough cut on both sides.

It has a 4″ by 4″ floor, 9″ inside ceiling, 1 1/4″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor, ventilation openings, and a hinged roof secured with shutter hooks.

View and print birdhouse plans for chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and downy woodpeckers.

Chickadee Nuthatch Titmouse Downy Plans

Although most any method of attaching and securing a roof will do as long as it can be removed for monitoring and cleaning.

Assemble with screws fit to pre-drilled pilot holes.

Install nest boxes for white-breasted nuthatches in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high.

Out of reach is best to deter the curious, unless the box is well concealed. Remove the nest from the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

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White-breasted Nuthatch

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta
Species: carolinensis

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
Gr. sitte woodpecker like bird mentioned by Aristotle
La. -idae appearance, resemblance
La. carolinensis for the Carolina Colonies

Black crown, nape and bill. Wings and upper parts slate (blue-gray) with brown and black fringe. Brown and black tail feathers with white bars.

White from the sides of its head and neck to its underside. Straight, rather long, partially black beak.

White-breasted nuthatches perched on a tree trunk with a distant coniferous forest background.

You are likely to hear the loud nasal calls of white-breasted nuthatches before you even see them.

White-breasted nuthatch song written to sheet music.

They are usually year around residents in deciduous and mixed forests, groves and wooded towns in southern Canada, throughout most of continental United States and northern Mexico.

Map shows white-breasted nuthatches inhabit most areas (not all) throughout the US and southern Canada

White-breasted nuthatches help keep tree diseases and insect carriers in balance. Tiny hook shaped claws enable nuthatches to flit dexterously on and underneath, up and down (mostly down) tree trunks and limbs eyeing crannies and crevices sometimes prying loose bark searching for insects, spiders, larva and eggs.

They store nuts in the crevices of bark which are retrieved in winter when insects are fewer and the nuts are chopped apart (hence their name.)

They also eat berries, acorns and other seeds.

Feed nuthatches various nuts, sunflowers, suet and even peanut butter.

Sometimes they become accustomed enough to people to take seeds from their hands.​

In winter they are often seen foraging together or mixed with downy woodpeckers, other nuthatches, chickadees, and titmice and at seed and suet feeders.

White-breasted nuthatches foraging for insects on a tree trunk.

White-breasted nuthatches build nests of leaves, feathers, hair and bark in natural or abandon woodpecker cavities or birdhouses. Nuthatches also sometimes excavate their own cavities.

Females lay six to eight, more or less, sometimes as many as ten speckled eggs. Young hatch after less than two weeks incubation and leave the nest in about another two weeks.

If you mount a Winter Warmer and occasionally lift the lid, you may see several cuddling nuthatches and possibly with chickadees and titmice.

The White-breasted Nuthatch Birdhouse (same as for the Red-breasted Nuthatch, Titmice and Chickadees), can be constructed with most any softwood that is rough cut on both sides.

It has a 4″ by 4″ floor, 9″ inside ceiling, 1 1/4″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor, ventilation openings, and a hinged roof secured with shutter hooks. Although most any method of attaching and securing a roof will do as long as it can be removed for monitoring and cleaning.

Assemble with screws fit to pre-drilled pilot holes.

Install nest boxes for white-breasted nuthatches in forests or groves on a tree or post with partial sun and shade between four and twelve feet high.

Birdhouse made with rough cut cedar, corrosion resistant screws and brass hinges and shutter hooks.

Chickadee Nuthatch Downy Birdhouse

View and print birdhouse plans for chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and downy woodpeckers.

Chickadee Nuthatch Titmouse Downy Plans

Out of reach is best to deter the curious, unless the box is well concealed. Remove the nest from the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

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