|Chickadee's can frequently be found around
bird feeders or hanging upside down in search of insect eggs or larve. They
frequently travel in groups. The chickadee above was photographed eating at
a thistle seed feeder in Wisconsin.
The black-capped chickadee is the
state bird of Maine and
There are 4 other Chickadee's found on North America. The one that
resembles the Black Capped Chickadee the most is the
Carolina Chickadee. The most biggest
difference is that the Carolina Chickadee is found throughout the Southeast
and the Black Capped Chickadee is found more in northern states.
The Boreal Chickadee whose range is almost solely limited to Northern
boreal forests, where it prefers dense conifer, particularly Black Spruce
and Balsam Fir.
The Chestnut-backed Chickadee prefers mature conifers particularly along
the coastal rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. However they can be found
along the coast from midde California to Southern Alaska.
Mountain Chickadee's prefer mixed forest habitats found in the Rocky
Mountains and West, and rarly go below 3,000' even in winter.