Carolina Chickadee

Nest box Plan and Information

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Carolina Chickadee
© Don Rash
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

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.