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Chickadees share a tree. Illustration by Grand Forks Herald publisher Mike Jacobs.

ALWAYS IN SEASON: Has the familiar, abundant chickadee become a cliche?

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Perhaps the most familiar and appealing of the birds that spend the winter with us are the black-capped chickadees — so familiar and appealing, in fact, that the species is almost a cliche.


“One of the most widely recognized birds in North America, the black-capped chickadee is a common subject of folk and art and especially greeting cards.”

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