Where to Feed Bird Seed

If you enjoy feeding wild birds as much as we do then it is important to note what seeds certain birds enjoy eating and WHERE they enjoy eating them.  There are two types of birds that were are referring to: clinging and ground feeders.

Clinging Birds LOVE black oil sunflower seeds. They have strong feet that make it easy for them to cling to a tree or a bird feeder. Clingers are known as polite birds that will take just a seed or two, fly way to eat and then return again. Clingers are some of the more entertaining wild birds and they seem to be the most popular with bird watchers.

Popular clinging birds: Woodpecker, Chickadee, Nuthatch and Titmouse.

Ground Feeding Birds also LOVE black oil sunflower seed as well as safflower seed and millet.  Ground feeding birds will eat the seed that falls from the bird feeder.  You can also sprinkle seed on the ground to make it easier for them to eat.

Popular ground feeding birds: Junco, Dove and Sparrow.

If you enjoy ALL wild birds we suggest keeping your feeders will with black oil sunflower seed and sprinkling wild bird seed mixes on the ground. You will attract all types of birds this way and maybe even a squirrel or two!  Always keep a supply of suet cakes on hand, especially during the cold weather months as woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees LOVE to eat it.