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That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

Feeding birds will not attract birds to nest and raise a family in a bird house.

Nesting, egg laying birds need seclusion and are unlikely to nest in a bird house near throngs of birds flocking to bird feeders.

 

Nest boxes simulate tree cavities.

Some birds that nest in tree cavities will also nest inside wood nest boxes if they are the right size.

Some birds that nest on tree branches, cliffs, and rock ledges will also nest on wood platforms.

Birds like birdhouses to be in their favorite places.

 

Even cities have large bird populations that live in birdhouses.

See City Birds

 

Put the right nest boxes in the right place.

Keep nest boxes clean.

Protect birds from pests and predators.

 

Carolina Chickadee

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

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

La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
La. carolinensis for the Carolina Colonies

Painting of a Carolina chickadee perched on a tree branch.

Four inches or a little longer. Top of head and throat black. Sides of head and neck white. White underside. Gray wings, back and tail. Similar in appearance to the black-capped chickadee.

Carolina chickadee song score

Chickadees are named for their songs, as close as a name can be. An experienced bird watcher might recognize the higher pitched and slightly faster tempo of the Carolina chickadee song compared to the similar song of the black-capped chickadee.

USGS range map shows Carolina chickadees live in southwestern US

Carolina chickadees inhabit forests, groves, and other wooded areas near ponds, marshes, and swamps and on farms and in towns throughout the southeastern U.S. from Kansas to New Jersey in the North to the Gulf States from Texas to Florida.

Carolina chickadees forage for insects, their eggs and larva, seeds and fruit in small flocks with nuthatches, titmice and black-capped chickadees where their ranges overlap.

They frequently visit backyard feeders. Feed Chickadees sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds), safflower, milo, sorghum, unsalted nuts, suet and mealworms.

Carolina chickadees build nests of fine grass, feathers and hair usually in abandon or natural cavities or they excavate their own in older trees and in the right sized bird houses from within reach up to fifteen feet.

Females lay six to eight white eggs which hatch after about two weeks of incubation and young leave the nest after about another two or three weeks.

Painting of a Carolina chickadee gripping a twig not thicker than its own legs

Carolina chickadees are City Birds. They will nest in the right birdhouses that are mounted in the right places even in towns and cities.

The Carolina Chickadee birdhouse (same as for Titmice, Nuthatches, Downy Woodpecker 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.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws and fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Secure hinge with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a 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 after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Nuthatches, titmice, downy woodpeckers and other chickadees may also use this nest box.

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Carolina Chickadee

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

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

La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
La. carolinensis for the Carolina Colonies

Painting of a Carolina chickadee perched on a tree branch.

Carolina chickadees measure four inches or a little longer. Top of head and throat black. Sides of head and neck white. White underside. Gray wings, back and tail. Similar in appearance to the black-capped chickadee.

Carolina chickadee song score

Chickadees are named for their songs, as close as a name can be. An experienced bird watcher might recognize the higher pitched and slightly faster tempo of the Carolina chickadee song compared to the similar song of the black-capped chickadee.

USGS range map shows Carolina chickadees live in southwestern US

Carolina chickadees inhabit forests, groves, and other wooded areas near ponds, marshes, and swamps and on farms and in towns throughout the southeastern U.S. from Kansas to New Jersey in the North to the Gulf States from Texas to Florida.

Carolina chickadees forage for insects, their eggs and larva, seeds and fruit in small flocks with nuthatches, titmice, woodpeckers and black-capped chickadees where their ranges overlap.

They frequently visit backyard feeders. Feed Chickadees sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds), safflower, milo, sorghum, unsalted nuts, suet and mealworms.

Carolina chickadees build nests of fine grass, feathers and hair usually in abandon or natural cavities or they excavate their own in older trees and in the right sized bird houses from within reach up to fifteen feet.

Females lay six to eight white eggs which hatch after about two weeks of incubation and young leave the nest after about another two or three weeks.

Painting of a Carolina Chickadee perched on a twig of a coniferous tree.

Carolina chickadees are City Birds. They will nest in the right birdhouses that are mounted in the right places even in towns and cities.

The Carolina Chickadee birdhouse (same as for Titmice, Nuthatches, Downy Woodpecker 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.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws and fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Secure a hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount this nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a 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 after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Nuthatches, titmice, downy woodpeckers and other chickadees may use this nest box.

Visit the Carolina Chickadee Birdhouse Page.

Carolina Chickadee Birdhouse

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

Carolina Chickadee Birdhouse Plans

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Painting of a Carolina chickadee perched on a tree branch.

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

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

La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
La. carolinensis for the Carolina Colonies

Carolina chickadees measure four inches or a little longer. Top of head and throat black. Sides of head and neck white. White underside. Gray wings, back and tail. Similar in appearance to the black-capped chickadee.

Carolina chickadee song score

Chickadees are named for their songs, as close as a name can be. An experienced bird watcher might recognize the higher pitched and slightly faster tempo of the Carolina chickadee song compared to the similar song of the black-capped chickadee.

USGS range map shows Carolina chickadees live in southwestern US

Carolina chickadees inhabit forests, groves, and other wooded areas near ponds, marshes, and swamps and on farms and in towns throughout the southeastern U.S. from Kansas to New Jersey in the North to the Gulf States from Texas to Florida.

They forage for insects, their eggs and larva, seeds and fruit in small flocks with nuthatches, titmice, woodpeckers and black-capped chickadees where their ranges overlap.

Painting of a Carolina Chickadee perched on a twig of a coniferous tree.

They frequently visit backyard feeders. Feed Chickadees sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds), safflower, milo, sorghum, unsalted nuts, suet and mealworms.

Carolina chickadees build nests of fine grass, feathers and hair usually in abandon or natural cavities or they excavate their own in older trees and in the right sized bird houses from within reach up to fifteen feet.

Females lay six to eight white eggs which hatch after about two weeks of incubation and young leave the nest after about another two or three weeks.

Carolina chickadees are City Birds. They will nest in the right birdhouses that are mounted in the right places even in towns and cities.

A cedar birdhouse for white-breasted and red-breasted nuthatches, black-capped, Carolina, mountain and Boreal chickadees, tufted and oak titmice, and downy woodpeckers.

Carolina Chickadee Birdhouse

The Carolina Chickadee birdhouse (same as for Titmice, Nuthatches, Downy Woodpecker 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.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws and fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Secure a hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access.

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

Carolina Chickadee Birdhouse Plans

Mount this nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a 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 after the brood rearing seasons are over.

Nuthatches, titmice, downy woodpeckers and other chickadees may use this nest box.

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