Winging it: Matching Bird Seed to Bird Species for Your Garden

Bird feeders have become a popular addition to many backyards in the United States. They offer a way for people to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of birds up close. They also provide a source of entertainment, as people can observe different bird species and their behaviors. Additionally, bird feeders can help support local bird populations, especially during times when food is scarce, and can provide an important food source for migratory birds passing through the area. Finally, many people find the act of feeding birds to be a simple yet fulfilling way to contribute to the natural world and promote conservation efforts.

Offering a variety of different bird seed is important because it can attract a diverse range of bird species to your backyard. Just as humans have different food preferences, different bird species have their own unique diets and preferences. Some birds prefer seeds that are high in fat, while others prefer seeds that are high in protein or calcium. By offering a variety of different seed types, you can cater to the specific dietary needs of different bird species and attract a greater number of birds to your backyard. This not only provides a greater opportunity for birdwatching and enjoyment, but also helps support local bird populations by providing a diverse and sustainable food source. Additionally, offering a variety of different seed types can help prevent overconsumption of any one seed type, which can lead to health issues and reduce the overall quality of the bird habitat in your backyard. Ultimately, offering a diverse array of bird seed is a simple yet effective way to promote bird conservation and enhance the enjoyment of nature in your own backyard.

Below we have listed some of the different types of bird food/seed you can buy and which birds they attract

Wagner's Black Oil Sunflower Wild Bird Food 25 Pound Bag

Behold the 25 pound bag of Wagner's Black Oil Sunflower Wild Bird Food - a delightful feast for the avian friends of your backyard. The seed's 100% black oil sunflower composition makes it a popular pick among wild birds, thanks to its high energy content and thin shell that renders it easy to eat for birds of all sizes. For those looking to attract sunflower loving songbirds, tray feeders or hopper feeders are recommended to lure the likes of Chickadees, Nuthatches, Finches, Woodpeckers, and the majestic Cardinals. As you sit back and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of these feathered creatures, trust the expertise of Wagner's in catering to the needs of your backyard birds.


Desert Valley Premium Safflower Seeds - Wild Bird Food

Looking to attract some of the most exquisite bird species to your backyard? Look no further than Desert Valley Premium Safflower Seeds. This wild bird food is a surefire way to draw in the likes of the majestic Cardinals, cheerful Chickadees, lively Titmice, and gorgeous Grosbeaks, while keeping pesky "feeder hogs" like Grackles and Starlings at bay. Hand packed in small batches with utmost care, each bag is expertly sealed to maintain its freshness and quality. And when it comes to a favorite among cardinals, this Premium Safflower Seed is an absolute winner.


Wagner's Nyjer Seed Wild Bird Food 10 Pound Bag

Introducing Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Wild Bird Food - a scrumptious treat that's just what the finches ordered. This tiny delicacy is a favorite among the likes of the American Goldfinch, House Finch, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin and other small songbirds. Designed for finch feeders with smaller holes and perches, it's the perfect solution for those looking to attract finches while keeping larger birds at bay. Rich in protein and fat, Wagner's Nyjer Seed is the ultimate choice for nurturing finches in your backyard.


Desert Valley Premium White Millet Proso Seeds - Wild Bird Food

Indulge your backyard birds with the wholesome goodness of Desert Valley Premium White Millet Proso Seeds. Packed with an array of vital nutrients such as protein, fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, and calcium, this wild bird food is a magnet for a diverse range of desirable feathered friends. Hand packed in small batches with utmost care, each bag is carefully sealed to ensure maximum freshness and quality. Whether you're aiming to lure in the gentle Doves, charming Quails, delightful Finches, or lively Wrens, this Premium White Millet seed is a tried and tested favorite of them all.


Wagner's Cracked Corn Wild Bird Food 10 Pound Bag

Experience the joys of feeding not just the birds, but also the adorable wildlife in your backyard with Wagner's Cracked Corn. A treat loved by a variety of ground feeding birds like the majestic Blue Jays, the colorful Cardinals, the gentle Doves, the adorable Juncos, the sweet Quail, the striking Pheasants, the elegant Ducks and the lovely Grouse, this wild bird food is also a favorite among playful creatures like Rabbits and Chipmunks. Whether you prefer to serve it on its own or mix it with other seed, our Cracked Corn is a versatile choice for your backyard feeding needs.


6 Pack Pine Tree Farms Peanut Butter Suet Cake Wild Bird Food

Made with premium quality ingredients, this suet cake is a delicious blend of rendered beef suet, corn, peanuts, and peanut butter flavoring. The high energy suet cake is a favorite of woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, and other clinging birds that crave protein rich food. This peanut butter suet cake is also an excellent source of nourishment for birds during harsh winter months when insects are scarce.


Hatortempt 10lbs Bulk Dried Mealworms for Wild Birds, Chickens, Duck, Poultry

Treat your feathered friends to a feast of Hatortempt's Bulk Dried Mealworms - the perfect snack for wild birds, chickens, ducks, and poultry. Packed with high quality protein, these mealworms are a nutritious and energy packed treat that will keep your birds coming back for more. Whether you're feeding your backyard flock or attracting a variety of wild birds, these dried mealworms are the perfect addition to any feeding station. They are easy to store and serve, making them a convenient choice for bird enthusiasts of all levels. Plus, with a 10 pound bulk bag, you'll have plenty to share with your feathered friends. These small, protein rich insects are popular with bluebirds, wrens, and chickadees.


Peanut Pieces Wild Bird Seed 15 lb bag

Looking for a bird food that's packed with protein and perfect for attracting a wide variety of wild songbirds to your yard? Look no further than Peanut Pieces Wild Bird Seed! These split, shelled peanuts are 100% edible and create zero waste, making them an ideal year round food source for all kinds of outdoor birds. With their high protein and high fat content, these Peanut Pieces are especially beloved by bluebirds, chickadees, woodpeckers, and many other feathered friends. Compatible with a variety of feeder types, including tube feeders, wire mesh feeders, hopper feeders, and open tray platforms.


Wagner's Eastern Regional Wild Bird Food 20 Pound Bag

Wagner’s Eastern Regional Blend - the ultimate bird food for attracting a diverse array of songbirds to your backyard. This 20 pound bag of bird food is carefully blended with black oil sunflower seeds, striped sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, and other select grains that are popular among backyard birds in the Eastern region. By offering a larger quantity of these seeds, you'll attract a wider variety of wild birds to your feeder. Get ready to welcome frequent visitors such as Cardinals, Chickadees, Finches, Blue Jays, and many more. Suitable for all types of feeders, Wagner’s Eastern Regional Blend is the go to bird food for any bird lover who wants to observe and connect with backyard birds. Trust the bird experts at Wagner’s to provide you with high quality bird food that will keep your feathered friends coming back for more.


Kaytee Hummingbird ElectroNectar Wild Bird Food, Ready to Use

Kaytee Hummingbird ElectroNectar Wild Bird Food is the perfect solution for attracting and nourishing hummingbirds in your backyard. This formula is designed to be naturally clear, which means hummingbirds are attracted to the color of your feeder, not the color of the food. It is a ready to use nectar that provides the perfect blend of nutrients to help hummingbirds thrive. With no need to add sugar or water, this nectar is easy to use. Kaytee Hummingbird ElectroNectar Wild Bird Food is made in the USA, ensuring the highest quality ingredients for your feathered friends.