Carolina Chickadee

Nest box Plan and Information

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Carolina Chickadee
© Don Rash
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Species in decline

This species is in decline in certain regions. You can put up a nest box to help if you live in the right region and habitat.

  • Declining
  • Not declining
  • Not present
Source: USGS

Nesting Range

Carolina Chickadee Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Forest
  • Open Woodland
  • Town

Attach Nest Box To

  • Dead Tree
  • Live tree
  • Pole
  • Post

Known Nesting Period

Not Nesting
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Source: BNA Online

Nest Box Placement

Nest Height:
4ft
15ft

4–15 feet

Minimum Spacing:

30 feet

Facing:

Any

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

1 1/8"

Depth:

8"

Width & Length:

5 1/2"

5 1/2"

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Helpful Tips

  • Unlike other chickadees, Carolina Chickadee does not do much excavating, so wood chips or sawdust are not necessary.

Did you know that NestWatch is seeking more data on this species?

Learn about Carolina Chickadee here.