This is a non-migratory species that is widespread from coast-to coast in Canada and the northern two-thirds of the United States. They are so well-adapted that they can self-induce hypothermia in the short days and cold winter nights to conserve energy. They feed on a balanced diet of insects and seeds and grains.
These little savants have an amazing memory, and can go back and find caches of stored food when needed during times that food is scarce. They can be found in mixed-woodland, as well as willow thickets and mixed conifer woods. Black-capped Chickadees are familiar to backyard bird watchers as they will raid your feeders of seeds, and store them up for leaner times.
Suggested Feeder Types: Ground, Platform, or All Types ,
- Black-oil Sunflower
- Striped Sunflower
- Sunflower Hearts
- Virginia Creeper