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Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

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


7 positives
No neutrals
No negatives


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Albertville, Alabama
Auburn, Alabama
Anchorage, Alaska (2 reports)
, British Columbia
Denver, Colorado
Nathrop, Colorado
Alford, Florida
Beverly Hills, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Marianna, Florida
Snellville, Georgia
Montpelier, Idaho
Aurora, Illinois
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Grayslake, Illinois
Rock Falls, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Yale, Iowa
Ellinwood, Kansas
Calvert City, Kentucky
Clinton, Maryland
Laurel, Maryland
Westborough, Massachusetts
Berrien Springs, Michigan
Dearborn, Michigan
Albertville, Minnesota
Britt, Minnesota
Hamel, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Golden, Mississippi
Marietta, Mississippi
Brunswick, Missouri
Cole Camp, Missouri
Papillion, Nebraska
Beachwood, New Jersey
Marlton, New Jersey
Coram, New York
Dolgeville, New York
Henrietta, New York
Highland, New York
Himrod, New York
Yonkers, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Dayton, Ohio
Lebanon, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Bend, Oregon
Gold Hill, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Summertown, Tennessee
Desoto, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Friendswood, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Springville, Utah
Essex Junction, Vermont
Hurt, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia
Lakewood, Washington
Shelton, Washington
Stanwood, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Appleton, Wisconsin
Sheridan, Wyoming

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Member Notes:

Positive venu209 On Jan 1, 2009, venu209 from Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a) wrote:

I love having these little guys in my yard. They are very brazen especially considering their diminutive size. Very entertaining feathered friends!

Positive plantgnome On Jan 19, 2009, plantgnome from Coram, NY wrote:

Cutest little bird-not afraid of humans as much as other birds are. I love watching them pick one little seed then fly into the tree to peck at it. So glad its a year round visitor.

Positive Marlina On Jul 22, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN
(Zone 4b) wrote:

I heard you can train these cuties to eat from your hand...

Positive happy2bmee On Jan 12, 2010, happy2bmee from Appleton, WI wrote:

These little guys are my favorite birds! So energetic, social, and always on the go. I love their songs too. I always stop to watch them.

Positive heyjudeMIB On Jan 7, 2011, heyjudeMIB from Pendleton, OR wrote:

Every morning I take out a variety of seeds and peanuts for all the various birds and squirrels, to feeders around the yard. The chickadees come perch on a branch within a foot or two of the tree feeder and eagerly watch and wait for me to leave the fill, This morning I tried reaching out with seed in open palm, but he declined ..although he never budged an inch :)

Positive absinthe27 On Sep 2, 2012, absinthe27 from Albertville, MN
(Zone 4b) wrote:

One of my favorite birds. I love how they will sing back at you if you whistle the two-note call they make.

Positive HeidiKHandmade On Mar 4, 2013, HeidiKHandmade from Vancouver, WA wrote:

Flocks to the suet feeder along with the dozen or so tiny gray bushtits that seem to keep it company. Loves perching in the rose arbor.

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