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Boreal Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee is found in the darker shade of grey in the map above year round.  Their diet consist of insects and seeds, such as grasshoppers, caterpillars, beetles and many more.  They brood once a year and have a clutch size of 4 to 9 eggs that are white, with reddish brown dots.  Incubation is 11 to 16 days and the young leave the nest 18 days after hatching.

FEED

If you want to attract the Boreal Chickadee to your yard by feeding them, listed below are some of the top food options these birds prefer.

 Peanuts

Peanuts

 

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

Suet

Suet

 

Peanut Hearts

Peanut Hearts

Mealworms

Mealworm

 

Hulled sunflower seedsHulled Sunflower Seeds

Nyjer

Nyjer

 

Safflower

Safflower

 

FEEDERS

To attract Boreal Chickaadee to your yard using feeders, listed below are some feeders they prefer to use.  The pictures below are some examples of each category

PLATFORM FEEDERS

Any size, style and shape can be used.  All the food mention above can be placed on a platform feeder; also known as tray feeders and fly thru feeders.

 

Platform FeederPlatform Feeder

TUBE FEEDERS

Any size, shape and style of tube feeder, designed to hole one or a variety of the following: peanuts, sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, nyjer, and safflower

Window Tube FeederCaged Tube Feeder

HOPPER FEEDERS

Any style, shape or size of hopper feeder, holding any of the following: peanuts, sunflower seeds, peanut hearts or safflower

Hopper FeederMount Hopper Feeder

SUET FEEDERS

Any size, style, or shape of suet feeder, both combination feeder of suet and bird seed, or just a single suet feeder.

Combination FeederCaged Suet Feeder

 MEALWORM FEEDERS

Any size, shape or style that is able to hold mealworms

Mealworm FeederMealworm Feeder

BIRDHOUSES

Any exterior shape, size or design with the interior dimensions of a 4" x 4" floor to a 5.5" x 5.5" floor. Interior height 8" to 10".  An entrance hole of 1 1/8" in diameter that is 6" to 8" of the floor.  You can hang your house anywhere from 4' to 15'.  with the entry hole facing in any direction away from the most common wind direction.  If you plan to place more than one nest box for the Boreal Chickadee, space your nest boxes 730' apart to avoid territorial denomination.

Pictures below are some examples of Boreal Chickadee nest boxes.

Chickadee BirdhouseBirdhouse

NOTE:

Placing an inch of wood chips in your birdhouse to persuade the Boreal Chickadee to your nest box, even though they will find other material to make their nest with


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