The Nuthatch may initially seem similar to a woodpecker, with its long pointed bill and short tail. However, it is often seen clambering up and even down (unlike woodpeckers) tree trunks with its powerful toes. Find out more about the Nuthatch in our wild bird library.

  • Facts

  • Nesting Habits

  • Bird-Friendly Plants


The nuthatch is a noisy bird, and can often be located by its distinctive call. This species seldom travels far from the woodland in which it was hatched.

The nuthatch will sometimes wedge a nut into a crevice in a tree, and then proceed to hack at it with its bill in order to feed.

Nesting Habits

Bird-Friendly Plants