70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

Mountain Chickadee

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

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. gambeli for William Gambel

About four inches or a little longer, black crown and throat, white supercilium (line from the base of the upper mandible over the eye to the back of the head).

White on sides of the head to the back of the neck. Gray back, wings and tail. Light grayish white underside.

Mountain chickadees inhabit coniferous and mixed forests year around in the mountainous regions of western U.S. from New Mexico, Arizona, California and Baja to Montana, Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia.​

They forage in trees and thickets for insects, their eggs and larvae, spiders, cone seeds and fruit.

Mountain chickadees visit feeders. Feed Chickadees sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds), nuts and suet. Plant Sumac and Bayberry to attract Chickadees.

They hiss like snakes and feign hostile motions if intruders threaten their nests.

Mountain chickadees build nests of grass, plant down and wool or hair in natural or abandon cavities, or excavate their own cavities in trees and stumps from near the ground up to twenty feet.

They also nest in properly sized birdhouses well placed in their favored habitats.

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

The Mountain Chickadee Birdhouse (same as for Nuthatches, Titmice, 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.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.

Secure a hinged roof with brass 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 may be necessary.

Place a few wood chips, not sawdust, on the nest box floor.

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

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

Mountain Chickadee Birdhouse

Mountain Chickadee Birdhouse Plans

Winter Bird Warmer

Winter Warmer Plans

If you mount a Winter Warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees, possibly with titmice and nuthatches, maybe even a downy.

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Mountain Chickadee

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

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. gambeli for William Gambel

About four inches or a little longer, black crown and throat, white supercilium (line from the base of the upper mandible over the eye to the back of the head).

White on sides of the head to the back of the neck. Gray back, wings and tail. Light grayish white underside.

Mountain chickadees inhabit coniferous and mixed forests year around in the mountainous regions of western U.S. from New Mexico, Arizona, California and Baja to Montana, Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia.

They forage in trees and thickets for insects, their eggs and larvae, spiders, cone seeds and fruit.

Mountain chickadees visit feeders. Feed Chickadees sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds), nuts and suet.

Plant Sumac and Bayberry to attract Chickadees.

They hiss like snakes and feign hostile motions if intruders threaten their nests.

Mountain chickadees build nests of grass, plant down and wool or hair in natural or abandon cavities, or excavate their own cavities in trees and stumps from near the ground up to twenty feet.

They also nest in properly sized birdhouses well placed in their favored habitats.

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

The Mountain Chickadee Birdhouse (same as for Nuthatches, Titmice, 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.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.

Secure a hinged roof with brass 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 may be necessary.

Place a few wood chips, not sawdust, on the nest box floor.

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

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

Mountain Chickadee Birdhouse

Mountain Chickadee Birdhouse Plans

Winter Bird Warmer

Winter Warmer Plans

If you mount a Winter Warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees, possibly with titmice and nuthatches, maybe even a downy.

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Mountain Chickadee

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

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. gambeli for William Gambel

About four inches or a little longer, black crown and throat, white supercilium (line from the base of the upper mandible over the eye to the back of the head).

White on sides of the head to the back of the neck. Gray back, wings and tail. Light grayish white underside.

Mountain chickadees inhabit coniferous and mixed forests year around in the mountainous regions of western U.S. from New Mexico, Arizona, California and Baja to Montana, Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia.

They forage in trees and thickets for insects, their eggs and larvae, spiders, cone seeds and fruit.

Mountain chickadees visit feeders. Feed Chickadees sunflower seeds, nyjer (thistle seeds), nuts and suet.

Plant Sumac and Bayberry to attract Chickadees.

They hiss like snakes and feign hostile motions if intruders threaten their nests.

Mountain chickadees build nests of grass, plant down and wool or hair in natural or abandon cavities, or excavate their own cavities in trees and stumps from near the ground up to twenty feet.

They also nest in properly sized birdhouses well placed in their favored habitats.

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

Mountain Chickadee Birdhouse

The Mountain Chickadee Birdhouse (same as for Nuthatches, Titmice, 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.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.

Secure a hinged roof with brass shutter hooks for easy access.

Mountain Chickadee Nest Box Plans

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

Place a few wood chips, not sawdust, on the nest box floor.

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

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

Winter Bird Warmer

Winter Warmer Plans

If you mount a Winter Warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees, possibly with titmice and nuthatches, maybe even a downy.

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