Black-Capped Chickadee

black cap chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

A very regular bird at feeders throughout the year. Even small dead trees in your property lines will generally suit their nesting requirements. While these wildlife trees might look different from the “neatness” of many yards, they are extremely useful to chickadees and other wildlife species. For feeders, black-capped chickadees are huge fans of black oil sunflower seeds. Once the chickadees get used to coming, they are one of the easiest birds to hand feed. Spend a little time letting them get used to your nearby presence, then over a week or so, approach the feeders closer and closer. Finally, before filling up the feeders, put some sunflower seed in your hand, stretch out your arm, and patiently wait for them to land. They’ll even take sunflower seeds off your hat! They are also very fond of shelled peanuts and suet feeders.

Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will