The black-capped chickadee is one of the most widespread, year round resident in Canada. They nest from the northern forests, to the southern parks of suburban areas.
Chickadee calls are complex and language-like, communicating information on identity and recognition of other flocks as well as predator alarms and contact calls. The more dee notes in a chickadee-dee-dee call, the higher the threat level.
Even when temperatures are far below zero, chickadees virtually always sleep in their own individual cavities. In rotten wood, they can excavate nesting and roosting holes entirely on their own.
The best bird feeder for chickadees is a caged feeder where they feel safe feeding at a tube feeder surrounded by a cage.
A great source for information on preventing birds hitting windows can be found on the website FLAP.
Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada is a registered Canadian charity widely recognized as the pre-eminent authority on the bird-building collision issue.
Each year in Canada, around 25 million migratory birds die as a direct result of collisions with buildings. We can only expect that number to grow unless we all work together to help mitigate local biodiversity loss through urban development that considers wildlife species.
Bird House Nature Company now carries Flight Friendly tape products mentioned on FLAP's website. For more information on installation here is link to Installation Tips.
TIP: Before you start, your windows must be squeaky clean. If they aren’t, the markers may not adhere properly. Clean your windows with a solution of half rubbing alcohol and half water, or another window cleaner that will not leave any residue. The glass must be completely dry before you start.
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