Mountain Chickadee

Nest box Plan and Information

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Mountain Chickadee
© Darrell E. Spangler
Construction difficulty:
moderate

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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

Mountain Chickadee Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Forest
  • Mountain

Attach Nest Box To

  • Dead Tree
  • Live tree
  • Pole
  • Post

Known Nesting Period

Not Nesting
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
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Source: BNA Online

Nest Box Placement

Nest Height:
5ft
15ft

5–15 feet

Minimum Spacing:

1 box per 10 acres

Facing:

Away from prevailing wind

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

1 1/8"

Depth:

8"

Width & Length:

5 1/2"

5 1/2"

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Helpful Tips

  • Mountain chickadees prefer coniferous forests at elevations of 6,000-11,000 ft.
  • This download contains two plans: one traditional nest box, and one PVC nest tube. Chickadees seem to prefer the nest tube, but a traditional nest box is also used by chickadees and other small songbirds.
  • Place 1" wood shavings in cavity floor.

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

Learn about Mountain Chickadee here.