Here you can identify the sounds and bird song of the black-capped chickadee. Listen first for the two-note whistle of the male Black-capped Chickadee.
It’s a very clear two-note song that drops in pitch and sounds like “fee-bee.” Now you know that THAT sound is!
The males begin singing in mid-January, and the song increases in frequency as winter progresses. Females also sing occasionally.
Then, listen for the chickadee call which sounds like “chickadee-dee-dee” using increasing numbers of dee notes when they are alarmed.
Compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
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