SEED

 

striped sunflower seed

Striped Sunflower Seed

The traditional seed for the finches, Cardinals, and other larger-billed seed eating birds. Many people have replaced this in whole or in part with black oil sunflower seed.
Goldfinches, Chickadees, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Titmice, Redpolls, Pine Siskins, Cardinals, Jays, Crossbills, Purple Finches, White-Throated Sparrow, House Finches

black oil sunflower seed

Black Oil Sunflower

An excellent all-purpose seed for most species. Higher food value per volume of seed than Striped Sunflower.
Goldfinches, Chickadees, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Titmice, Redpolls, Pine Siskins, Cardinals, Jays, Crossbills, Purple Finches, White-Throated Sparrow, House Finches, White-Crowned Sparrows

sunflower seed chips

Sunflower Chips

The best all-around seed for almost all species. A little bit more expensive but no waste and no mess. Lack of hulls and smaller pieces make these more accessible to smaller species and in the winter when birds energy budgets are stressed, these provide more nutrition for less effort.
All seed eating species especially Cardinals, Goldfinches, Chipping Sparrows and other small finch and sparrow species.

thistle seed

Thistle Seed.

The number one finch food. Mix in ground and tube mixes, or feed in a dedicated Thistle seed feeder that only accommodates the smaller birds.
Goldfinches, House Finches, Purple Finches, Redpolls, Pine Siskins, Doves, Chickadees, Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrows.

peanut hearts

Peanut Hearts

A good addition to tube and ground mixes, smaller kernel size makes this more accessible to the smaller species. Higher nutritional value than whole peanuts.
Cardinals, Chickadees, Grackles, House Finches, Titmice, House Sparrows, Sparrows, Starlings, Mourning Doves, White-throated Sparrows, Jays, Juncos, Woodpeckers.

whole raw peanuts

Shelled Peanuts

Although they can be added to your mix, these are generally fed in a wire mesh tube as they are a favorite food of clinging birds like Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Chickadees and Titmice.
Cardinals, Chickadees, Grackles, House Finches, Titmice, House Sparrows, Sparrows, Starlings, Mourning Doves, White-Throated Sparrows, Jays, Juncos, Woodpeckers.

Whole peanuts in the shell

Whole Peanuts With Shells

Usually added to your open tray or platform feeder or thrown on the ground for birds or placed in a "box" type feeder for squirrels.. If you are lucky enough to have them, Red-bellied Woodpeckers love these but you have to just put out a few as the squirrels and Blue Jays will have them gone in no time.
Grey Squirrels, Red Squirrels, Chipmunks, Chickadees, Titmice, Jays, Large Woodpeckers

white millet

White Millet

A common ingredient in mixes because of its low cost, it can be added to your tube feeder mix in small quantities but it is much more popular with ground-feeding species which do not utilize tube-type feeders.
Doves, House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Juncos, Cowbirds, Towhees, White-Throated Sparrows, Tree Sparrows, White-Crowned Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows

 

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