Chipmunk (image) Wiley Caption Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) are common predators of songbird nests eating the eggs, nestlings and even fledgling young. Credit Copyright Holly Owen. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.