Carolina Chickadee
(Parus carolinesis)

Carolina Chickadee
Photo by permission of Bill Horn

Seasons in Walnut Creek: Year-round resident

The Carolina chickadee is the smallest species of chickadee. They defend their territory and chase other birds away. The Carolina chickadee’s small size helps it to hide in the shrubs and trees; they nest in tree cavities or in bird houses.

Key Field Marks:

Key Behaviors:

Habit and Range:

Walnut Creek Sighting: Multiple sightings near the greenway in every season.

Carolina Chickadee
Photo by permission of
Greg Lasley Nature Photography
Carolina Chickadee
Photo by permission of
Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART


This page prepared by 8th grader Maria W.
Exploris Middle School - Fall 2008