Black-capped Chickadee Drawing by Lucia Harrison


Lushootseed Name for Chickadee: c’əlc’əlkáyus  

Scientific Name:  Poecile atricapillus

Photo by Mike Pazzani, Mike’s Birds

Black-capped Chickadees live in deciduous and mixed forests, parks, and back yards.  In the summer, they eat insects and spiders.  In the winter they add in seeds and berries.  They excavate or find nest cavities in trees like alders.

Photo by Minette Layne

For more information about, and images, sound recordings, and videos of  Black-capped Chickadees go to Cornell University’s All About Birds Website:

Also visit the Audubon’s Society’s on-line field guide which includes information about the impact of climate change: