Attracting Birds

Feeders & Seeds

Tube feeder with black oil sunflower:
Goldfinches, chickadees, woodpeckers, nuthatches, titmice, redpolls, pine siskins
Adding a tray to the tube feeder will also attract:
Cardinals jays, crossbills, purple and house finches, white-throated, white-crowned, sparrows

Tray or platform feeder – with millet:
Doves, house sparrows, blackbirds, juncos, cowbirds, towhees, chipping, field, tree sparrows white-throated, white-crowned sparrows

Tray or platform feeder – with corn:
Starlings, house sparrows, grackles, jays, juncos, bobwhite quail, doves, ring-necked pheasants, white-throated sparrows

Platform feeder or tube feeder and tray – with peanuts:
Cardinals, chickadees, grackles, house finches, titmice, house sparrows, sparrows, starlings, mourning doves, white-throated sparrows, jays, juncos

Niger thistle feeder with tray:
Goldfinches, house finches, purple finches, redpolls, pine siskins, doves, chickadees, song sparrows, dark-eyed juncos, white-throated sparrows

Nectar Feeder:
Hummingbirds, orioles, cardinals, tanagers, woodpeckers, finches, thrushes

Orioles, tanagers, mockingbirds, bluebirds, thrashers, cardinals, woodpeckers, jays, starlings, thrushes, cedar waxwings, yellow breasted chats

Hanging Suet Feeder:
Woodpeckers, wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, kinglets, thrashers, creepers, cardinals, starlings

Peanut Butter Suet:
Woodpeckers, goldfinches, juncos, cardinals, thrushes, jays, kinglets, bluebirds, wrens, starlings

Hanging Peanut Feeder:
Woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice

Wild Bird Feeding Tips

  • Bird feeders should be located near protective cover such as trees or shrubs, for best results. Shelter them from prevailing winter winds.
  • Store your feed in a dry and rodent free place, like a plastic trash can with a tight fitting lid, or five gallon plastic buckets with lids.
  • Buy seed in largest quantities available. 50 lb. bags will save you money. An active rural feeding station can use up to 400 lb. of seed in winter.
  • Be consistent in feeding birds! Maintain a dependable food supply all winter long. The lack of natural food sources can be dangerous!