Red-Breasted Nuthatch Coinage


I just read a cool little article about the Red-breasted Nuthatch being honored on a 25-cent Canadian coin.

Red-breasted Nuthatch

I’ve always been fascinated with nuthatches, the White-breasted being abundant in northern Illinois, and frequent backyard entertainer. The Red-breasted Nuthatch is much less common in our area, usually arriving only in the winter months and only briefly in our yard.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is also doing a series called Hinterland Who’s Who in which the Red-breasted Nuthatch has been featured.

It is great to hear about a fun, common northernly species getting some much-deserved recognition.

5 thoughts on “Red-Breasted Nuthatch Coinage

  1. Nuthatches are some of the cutest birds. I don’t get to see very many of them; they don’t seem to visit my feeders when I’m watching. But that red-breasted nuthatch is so beautifully colored – glad to see it featured on a Canadian coin.

  2. How cool! Some winters the only Red-breasted Nuthatch many people would see is on a coin as they are very variable. This pas winter I saw 3 on a CBC in December and then none others until I saw 3 again in April, and I’m someone who goes looking for them. The previous winter they were everywhere.

  3. Any artful honoring of birds has my vote! I am coo coo for BIRD ART. I have to share with other birdfreaks that I discovered a kind of funny book about bird poo as art! I posted about it this morning. At first I thought it was a joke. But I think these guys are for real. 🙂
    Your blog is fun!
    zac’s mom

  4. That’s pretty cool!-Nuthatch on a quarter-It’s a bit of a challenge to try to find the Red-breasted ones in Connecticut.-Some times, they’re no where to be found.

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