Feeders are a great way to attract Red-breasted Nuthatches to your yard. They particularly like large seeds like sunflower and peanuts, as well as suet and peanut butter. Planting coniferous trees in your yard may provide shelter and foraging opportunities for Red-breasted Nuthatches in coming years.
Find This Bird
You can find Red-breasted Nuthatches by listening for their nasal, yammering call or for the sounds of a foraging flock of chickadees and other birds: nuthatches are often in attendance. Look along trunks and branches of trees for a bird wandering up, down, and sideways over the bark, and keep your eyes peeled for the Red-breasted Nuthatch’s bold black-and-white face pattern.
Keep track of the Red-breasted Nuthatches at your feeder with Project FeederWatch
Migratory patterns of Red-breasted Nuthatches and other birds revealed by eBird
Check out our resources on attracting cavity-nesting birds and setting up a nest box for small songbirds such as nuthatches. Then report any nesting activity to NestWatch
Help track the large-scale movements of Red-breasted Nuthatches by reporting your sightings to eBird