Carolina Chickadee

Poecile carolinensis


Conservation Status

  • The word “chickadee” is an onomatopoeic description of the bird’s call – chick-a-dee-dee-dee.
  • Chickadees forage in mixed flocks with species of titmice, nuthatches and warblers. They’re valuable members of the group, calling out for all to hear whenever they find food. 
  • Chickadees remain in the Cumberland River Basin, throughout the year, even during very cold weather. 
  • A group of chickadees is known as a banditry.