Physical Traits: The Chestnut-backed Chickadee is named for its chestnut back and rump. It is the smallest member of the chickadee family. While it does not have a distinctive "whistle", it uses a repeated clicking note to announce its presence.
Habitat: The Chestnut-backed Chickadee uses fur to make its nest, in fact adults make a layer of fur nearly 1/2 inch thick to cover the eggs when they leave the nest. The nest is found in holes of dead trees or rotted branches.
Recommended Feeder: Lyric Chickadee Feeder
Feeder Tips: Chickadees are sure-footed and need no perches. The Lyric Chickadee feeder allows the bird to cling to the rough cedar wood while maneuvering seed from the holes. Hang your Chickadee feeder in or near a tree, and always use a squirrel guard, because sunflower seeds and nuts are squirrels' favorites, too. Other feeder options are bowl-style feeders with feeding ports and no perches, look for a rough-wood feeder with openings large enough for the Chickadee's beak.
States and Regions Found: They can be found along the Pacific Coast from southern Alsaka to southern California, as well as in the mountains from southeastern British Columbia to northern Idaho and eastern Oregon.