70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

Boreal Chickadee

(Hudsonian Chickadee, Acadian Chickadee)

Poecile hudsonicus

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Species: hudsonicus

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
iLa. parum too little
La. parus titmouse, tomtit

La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
Gr poikilos colorful
La. hudsonicus for Henry Hudson

Boreal chickadee perched on a tree twig.

About five inches long. Similar to, but darker than the Black-capped Chickadee. Grayish brown crown and back. Black throat. Ashen-white undersides and sides of neck. Chestnut flanks. Gray wings and tail.

USGS map shows boreal chickadees range across Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and down to the New England States.

Boreal chickadees inhabit coniferous forests in Alaska and across most of Canada from British Columbia to the northern Great Lakes Region, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and down to the New England States.

Boreal chickadee song transcribed to sheet music..

Boreal chickadees sing similar but more deliberate and lower pitched, notes than black-capped chickadees.

They forage in crevices, under loose bark and foliage of coniferous trees, often in flocks with black-capped chickadees and other birds, for beetles, spiders, various other insects, their eggs and larvae, seeds and fruit some of which they store for long harsh northern winters.

Feed chickadees suet and peanut butter, sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds) and various nuts.

A boreal chickadee perched on a fine twig in a tree against a green background.

They build nests of moss, fine grass and rabbit fur in natural or abandoned cavities or ones they excavate themselves in coniferous trees or low to the ground in decayed stumps.

Females lay six or seven, more or less, creamy-white, speckled eggs, which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks.

The birdhouse for boreal chickadees (same as for nuthatches, titmice, downy woodpeckers and other chickadees) has a 4″ by 4″ floor, 9″ inside ceiling, 1 1/4″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor and ventilation openings. More about this birdhouse.

Ventilation openings are cut into the floor and under the roof. A hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces to reduce wood splitting.

Mount this nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a tree limb from chest level to just out of reach, higher if necessary.

Place a few chips (not sawdust) on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

If you mount a winter bird warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees and possibly with nuthatches.

Nuthatches and other chickadees may use these boxes.

Visit the Boreal Chickadee Birdhouse Page.

Boreal Chickadee Birdhouse

View and print birdhouse plans for chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and downy woodpeckers.

Boreal Chickadee Birdhouse Plans

Visit the Winter Bird Warmer Page.

Winter Bird Warmer

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Boreal Chickadee

(Hudsonian Chickadee, Acadian Chickadee)

Poecile hudsonicus

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Species: hudsonicus

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
iLa. parum too little
La. parus titmouse, tomtit

La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
Gr poikilos colorful
La. hudsonicus for Henry Hudson

Boreal chickadee perched on a tree twig.

About five inches long. Similar to, but darker than the Black-capped Chickadee. Grayish brown crown and back. Black throat. Ashen-white undersides and sides of neck. Chestnut flanks. Gray wings and tail.

USGS map shows boreal chickadees range across Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and down to the New England States.

Boreal chickadees inhabit coniferous forests in Alaska and across most of Canada from British Columbia to the northern Great Lakes Region, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and down to the New England States.

Sheet music of the boreal chickadee song.

Boreal chickadees sing similar but more deliberate and lower pitched, notes than black-capped chickadees.

They forage in crevices, under loose bark and foliage of coniferous trees, often in flocks with black-capped chickadees and other birds, for beetles, spiders, various other insects, their eggs and larvae, seeds and fruit some of which they store for long harsh northern winters.

Feed Boreal chickadees suet and peanut butter, sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds) and various nuts.

A boreal chickadee perched on a fine twig in a tree against a green background.

They build nests of moss, fine grass and rabbit fur in natural or abandoned cavities or ones they excavate themselves in coniferous trees or low to the ground in decayed stumps.

Females lay six or seven, more or less, creamy-white, speckled eggs, which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks.

The birdhouse for boreal chickadees (same as for nuthatches, titmice, downy woodpeckers and other chickadees) has a 4″ by 4″ floor, 9″ inside ceiling, 1 1/4″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor and ventilation openings. More about this birdhouse.

Ventilation openings are cut into the floor and under the roof. A hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws.

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces to reduce wood splitting.

Mount this nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a tree limb from chest level to just out of reach, higher if necessary.

Place a few chips (not sawdust) on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

If you mount a winter bird warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees and possibly with nuthatches.

Nuthatches and other chickadees may use these boxes.

Visit the Boreal Chickadee Birdhouse Page.

Boreal Chickadee Birdhouse

Print or view Boreal chickadee birdhouse plans.

View/Print Plans

Visit the Winter Bird Warmer Page.

Winter Bird Warmer

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Boreal Chickadee

(Hudsonian Chickadee, Acadian Chickadee)

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Boreal chickadee perched on a tree twig.

Poecile hudsonicus

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Species: hudsonicus

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
iLa. parum too little
La. parus titmouse, tomtit

La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
Gr poikilos colorful
La. hudsonicus for Henry Hudson

About five inches long. Similar to, but darker than the Black-capped Chickadee. Grayish brown crown and back. Black throat. Ashen-white undersides and sides of neck. Chestnut flanks. Gray wings and tail.

USGS map shows boreal chickadees range across Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and down to the New England States.

Boreal chickadees inhabit coniferous forests in Alaska and across most of Canada from British Columbia to the northern Great Lakes Region, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and down to the New England States.

Boreal chickadee song transcribed to sheet music..

Boreal chickadees sing similar but more deliberate and lower pitched, notes than black-capped chickadees.

A boreal chickadee perched on a fine twig in a tree against a green background.

They forage in crevices, under loose bark and foliage of coniferous trees, often in flocks with black-capped chickadees and other birds, for beetles, spiders, various other insects, their eggs and larvae, seeds and fruit some of which they store for long harsh northern winters.

Feed chickadees suet and peanut butter, sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds) and various nuts.

They build nests of moss, fine grass and rabbit fur in natural or abandoned cavities or ones they excavate themselves in coniferous trees or low to the ground in decayed stumps.

Females lay six or seven, more or less, creamy-white, speckled eggs, which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks.

Visit the Boreal Chickadee Birdhouse Page.

Boreal Chickadee Birdhouse

The birdhouse for boreal chickadees (same as for nuthatches, titmice, downy woodpeckers and other chickadees) has a 4″ by 4″ floor, 9″ inside ceiling, 1 1/4″ diameter entrance hole located 7″ above the floor and ventilation openings. More about this birdhouse.

Ventilation openings are cut into the floor and under the roof. A hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws.

View and print birdhouse plans for chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and downy woodpeckers.

Boreal Chickadee Birdhouse Plans

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces to reduce wood splitting.

Mount this nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a tree limb from chest level to just out of reach, higher if necessary.

Place a few chips (not sawdust) on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

Visit the Winter Bird Warmer Page.

Winter Bird Warmer

If you mount a winter bird warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees and possibly with nuthatches.

Nuthatches and other chickadees may use these boxes.

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