As all birders know, talking birds is easy! However, in a city like Los Angeles, where working in the wild bird feeding industry isn’t exactly common, people become excited and interested when introduced to our world. On a weekly basis, we receive texts, emails, calls, tweets, and the like, asking us to identify a bird that a friend’s mother’s brother’s daughter-in-law spotted. What joy!
The Mountain Chickadee is an example of a recently shared sighting…
Common Name: Mountain Chickadee
Latin Name: Poecile gambeli
Range: Western United States and Canada
Habitat: Evergreen forests of Western mountains.
Diet: Mostly insects. Also eats seeds and nuts when available.
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Don’t forget to put out your feeders–these birds are common at feeders feasting on large seed, suet, and insects!!!
Michelle + Danielle