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Mountain Chickadee

Mountain ChickadeeMountain Chickadee Map

The shaded area on the map shows where the Mountain Chickadee can be found and is all year round.

They brood 1-2 times a year with a clutch size from 5-12 eggs that look white, or white with reddish dots.  The incubation period is 12-15 days and the nestling period 17-23 days

Their diet is mostly insects (spiders, beetles and more) seeds (pine seeds) berries and some fruit.

FEED

To attract the Mountain Chickadee to your yard with food, listed below are some food options these birds prefer.

 Peanuts

Peanuts

 

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

Suet

Suet

 

Peanut Hearts

Peanut Hearts

Mealworms

Mealworms

 

Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Hulled Sunflower Seeds

Nyjer

Nyjer

 

Safflower

Safflower

 

 

FEEDERS

To attract the Mountain Chickadee to your yard using feeders, listed below are the type of feeders they prefer to use.  The pictures below are some examples of each category.

PLATFORM FEEDERS

Any size, shape, or style can be used.  All food mentioned above can be placed in a platform feeder.  Also known as tray feeders and fly thru feeders.

Platform FeederFly Thru FeederFly Thru Feeder

TUBE FEEDERS

Any size, shape, or style of tube feeder can be used, designed to hold one or a variety of the following: Peanuts, sunflower seeds, nyjer and safflower.

Window Tube FeederCage Tube FeederMesh Feeder

HOPPER FEEDERS

Any size, shape, or design can be used, that can hold one or a variety of the following: peanuts, sunflower seeds, nyjer, and safflower.

Hopper FeederHopper FeederHopper Feeder

SUET FEEDERS

Any size, shape, or style can be used, either a combination suet feeder with bird seed or a single suet feeder.

Combination Suet FeederCaged Suet Feeder

Suet Feeder

MEALWORM FEEDERS

Any style, shape, or size can be used, designed to hole mealworms

Mealworm FeederMealworm FeederMealworm Feeder

BIRDHOUSES

Any size, shape or style that has the interior dimensions closely related to a 4" x 4" floor, up to a 5.5" x 5.5" floor.  Interior height of 8"-10". An entry hole that is 1 1/8" in diameter that is 6"-8" above the floor.  You can place your nest box 4'-15' high facing the entry hole in any direction away from the most common wind direction.

The pictures below are some examples of birdhouse for Mountain Chickadee.

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