Boreal Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee
(Poecile hudsonicus)

Order:  Passeriformes
Family:  Paridae

Photo by Reago & McClarren [CC 2.0]

Boreal Chickadee Information

Boreal Chickadee
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

Boreal Chickadee
Photo, range map, and information on habitat, feeding behavior, breeding, migration, and conservation issues. (From Boreal Songbird Initiative)

Boreal Chickadee
Description, range, habitat, songs and calls, identification tips, and behavior. Includes photos, illustration with field marks, and range map. (From

  Calls of the Boreal Chickadee

  Identification tips for the Boreal Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee

© Mary Curtis

Breeding Bird Survey Map,

Boreal Chickadee Breeding Map

(Image credit: USGS)

Range in New England

In New England, the Boreal Chickadee is a permanent resident in east-central and west-central Maine, northern New Hampshire, and far northeastern Vermont.

In the fall and winter, this bird periodically moves further south in Vermont and New Hampshire and can occasionally be found in areas south of those states.

These irruptions vary in magnitude and location. Thus the Boreal Chickadee may move southward into different areas in one year than another year.

Winter Map from eBird

Sightings of the Boreal Chickadee from Jan-Mar over the past 10 years (2009-2019)

Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS