|An oak titmouse visits a feeder at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo by J.J. Meyer|
These vocal, active birds can be found in the dry oak woods from southern Oregon to Baja California. Mates pair for life, and both partners noisily defend their territory year-round. The oak titmouse and the nearly identical juniper titmouse of the Great Basin were once treated as a single species, the plain titmouse.
Oak Titmice are strongly tied to oak trees, although they also live in areas of open pine or mixed oak-pine forest. Find them in Orange County's canyon areas.