Mountain Chickadees live in the high altitude coniferous forests of the western United States. Eating insects, berries, and spiders during the warm seasons and conifer seeds during cool seasons, they glean food from foliage and tree bark, often by hanging upside down. Like many chickadees, the Mountain Chickadee hides food under bark, in pine needle clusters and in the ground to be eaten later.
To help raise understanding of wildlife in the park, Yosemite Conservancy helps fund critical wildlife research conducted by Yosemite National Park Service. These projects, in turn, inform strategies and conservation plans to help ensure the future of these wonderful animals. To learn more about wildlife management projects Yosemite is funding visit: Wildlife Management | Yosemite Conservancy