Bird Feeding

Why Feed Birds

Choose the Food to Attract the Bird

Science Fair: Why do birds eat certain kinds of seeds?
Science Fair: Why do birds eat certain kinds of seeds?
Courtesy & Copyright Holly Strand

  • Black-Oil Sunflower Seeds (Feed the widest number of birds including Chickadees, Finches, Pine Siskins…)
  • Striped Sunflower Seeds (harder, more restrictive for birds)
  • Sunflower Seeds ((shelled) – Reduce sunflower shell residue.)
  • White Millet (Lazuli Buntings, Juncos and Sparrows)
  • Milo (Pigeons, Jays & Doves)
  • Nyger Thistle (Am. Goldfinches, Pine Siskins, and Redpolls)
  • Cracked Corn (Doves, Pheasants, Quail, Turkeys, ground-feeding birds)
  • Suet (Purchase premixed with seeds, nuts, raisins… or make your own.)
  • Peanuts (Jays)
  • Oranges (Orioles, Tanagers)
  • Sugar Water (1 part sugar to 4 parts water)

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