Carolina Chickadee in Winter

Carolina chickadee perched on an icy branch in winter
Carolina chickadee. Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

Appearance: The Carolina chickadee is a small bird about 5″ long. They’re primarily gray on top and white underneath. They have a black cap & throat, white cheeks that fade to gray in the back, and buffy tan flanks.

Winter diet: Seeds and small fruits leftover on shrubs and trees.

Winter feeder food: Sunflower seeds, peanut chips, and suet.

Winter habitat: Carolina chickadees spend winter in their year-round range which includes Kansas and all states south and east of there. They prefer woodlands and wooded edges, suburbs, and city parks.

Range Map

Carolina chickadee range map.
Carolina chickadee range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.