Black-capped Chickadee

Physical Traits

Black-capped Chickadees are charming bold little birds. They are gray birds with black caps and black throats. 


Chickadees are found in deciduous and mixed forests, and backyards.  Their nests are a hole inside trees or in a birdhouse.  They have cup-shaped nests made of feathers, hair and soft plants.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

Chickadees are sure-footed and need no perches.  Hang your feeder in or near a tree, and always use a squirrel guard because sunflower seeds and nuts are squirrels favorites too.  They love to grab a seed and fly quickly away.  If you have the patience, place seed in your hand and sit quietly and you may be lucky enough to have one land on your hand for a bite to eat.

States and Regions Found

Southern Canada and the Northern United States.