National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Postcard Series. Chickadee (Penthestes articapillus) when winter's snows cover the ground, the spirited, friendly little Chickadee is a welcome visitor. The small, chunky fellow likes nothing better than to find some sunflower seeds or suet cups in the feeding station or hung on a tree branch. He will play around in the trees all day - happily singing away while he carries on a search for tree insects and seeds. He is found generally throughout eastern North America. Occasionally, he makes his nest in an old Woodpecker hole.