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Birdseed and bird feeders

Northern Cardinal

Black Oil Sunflower Bird  Seed
Black Oil Sunflower Seed

Sunflower

  • There are several types available, including black oil, striped, and chips.
  • black oil seeds are the most popular of all birdseeds.
  • Striped seeds are what humans eat; they have a thicker shell than black oil sunflowers.
  • Most birds will eat them.
  • Sunflowers Chips are more expensive, but they'll attract birds whose beaks aren't strong enough to crack open a sunflower hull.
  • Birds that like sunflower include: cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, flickers, jays, titmice, and doves.

White Millet Bird Seed
White Millet Bird Seed

White Millet and Red Millet 

  • these are the tiny seeds often found in birdseed mixes, but they're also available alone.
  • White millet is most often found in mixes sold in the East, while red millet is most often found in the West.
  • Both types are tasty to birds, especially ground feeders, so it's good to use on platform feeders.
  • Birds that like millet: Doves, juncos, sparrow, towhees, quail, bobwhite, cardinals, finches, bunting, thrashers, jays, tanagers and pheasants.

Red Millet Bird Seed
Red Millet Bird Seed

Suet 

  • Suet is rendered beef fat that provides the type of nutrition birds get from eating insects.
  • It's most often put out for birds when the weather turns cold, and insects are more difficult to find.
  • In cold weather, the suet won't turn rancid as it will when it's warmer than 70°F.
  • Birds that like suet: nuthatches, woodpeckers, wrens, warblers, mockingbirds, and blue jays.

Tube Feeder
Tube Feeder for Birds

Tube Feeders most types of birds, including chickadees, nuthatches, goldfinches, house finches, downy woodpeckers, and cardinals, will feed from tube feeders.

Suet Feeder
Suet Feeder for birds

Suet Feeders are sources of fat for insect-eating birds, such as woodpeckers, nuthatches and mockingbirds.

Black Thistle or nyjer bird seed
Black Thistle

Nyjer ®

  • Nyjer is the name trademarked by the wild bird feeding Industry for the tiny black imported birdseed loved by finches.
  • It's 40% oil, which is an essential source of energy for the birds that eat it.
  • Birds that like Nyjer: goldfinches, purple finches, house finches, pine siskins, doves, juncos, and sparrows.

Safflower  Bird Seed
Safflower Seed

Safflowe

  • High in fat, oil and protein, safflower seeds are a fovite of numerous wild birds.
  • It's especially attractive to cardinals.
  • It's an expensive seed, so it's most often found in high-end mixes.
  • A benefit of safflower is that some "feeder hogs," such as starlings and grakes, don't like safflower's bitter taste.
  • Squirrels don't like them as much as other seeds, either.
  • Birds that like safflower: Cardinals, chickadees, grosbeaks, titmice, and nuthatches.

Whole Peanuts for feeding birds
Whole Peanut

Peanuts 

  • Peanuts are a favorite treat of many birds, especially jays.
  • Even tiny birds will hunt for small peanuts they can fly away with
  • Use a platform feeder or special peanut feeder
  • Birds that like peanuts: woodpeckers, blue jays, crows, titmice, chickadees and nuthatches

Wild Bird Seed Mix
Wild Bird Seed Mix

Wild Bird Seed Mix 

  • Wild Bird seed mix is a convenient way to put out a buffet for everyone.
  • Tubes and hoppers are the easiest feeders to use for seed mixes


Hopper Feeder
Hopper Feeder for birds

Hopper feeders work well for most small birds, as well as for attracting larger birds, such as woodpeckers, blue jays, and grosbeaks.



  
 

Platform Feeder
Platform Feeder for feeding birds

Platform Feeders are disgned for ground-feeding birds, such as juncos, sparrows, and dove---birds that don't like to perch on tubes, or hoppers.

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