Fall is the most popular time of year to carve pumpkins and the best time of year to gather up pumpkin seeds to feed the birds. Fall is also a great time of year to start feeding your neighborhood birds homemade suet cakes. Making this the perfect match of weather and food.
Spread pumpkin seeds on a baking pan and either let them dry, or bake them (no salt). After your pumpkin seeds are dry, they need to be chopped, this can be done by hand, food processor or a blender. Once your seeds are chopped, you can add them to your homemade suet cakes.
Pumpkin seeds will attract a variety of wild birds including: Northern cardinals and sparrows.