If you have oaks in your garden, you will most likely get an Oak titmouse. Even one oak tree can produce an abundance of resources for wildlife. They seem to prefer The Coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, around the Nursery. To learn more about oaks check out our oak page.
Providing a nesting location will also help to attract the Oak titmouse to your garden. Leave snags or put in a nesting box.
The Oak titmouse is found in California where there are Oaks. They are not found in the central Valley, the northern coastal areas, deserts, or high elevations.
The Oak titmouse eats insects and spiders gleaned from foliage, branches or bark. They are very rarely seen on or near the ground. They also eat berries and acorns. They spend most of their feeding time up in the oaks. They will visit the bird bath for a drink, especially in the summer.
The Oak Titmouse does not migrate. It is a year long resident.
Chaparral (with oaks nearby)
The oak titmouse is a secondary cavity nester. That is it doesn't excavate its own cavity but uses an old woodpecker nest, or other primary nester's cavity. These nests are usually in pine, or oak usually in dead or dying wood as it is softer and easier to excavate by woodpeckers.Also see how to build a bird house