Attracting Birds to Your Feeder
You have your feeders, now what food is best for your feathered friends? Below, find some ideas for attracting specific bird species to your backyard.
All-around favorite: Black-Oil Sunflower Seeds. They contain a lot of protein and fat, and their thin shells are easy to crack.
Cardinals & Blue Jays: Sunflower hearts and chips, striped sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, peanuts, red and white millet.
Mourning Doves: Safflower seeds.
Robins: Sunflower hearts and chips, white millet.
Chickadees: Sunflower hearts, striped sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, red and white millet.
Finches: Striped sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, red and white millet, flaxseed.
Hummingbirds: Sugar water; made by combining four parts hot water to one part white sugar, mix and let cool. Never use honey, artificial sweeteners, or red dye.
Most people show an affinity toward owls. Because of their large heads and forward-looking face, owls have the appearance of wisdom. There are about 236 species of owls in the world in which there are 19 species in North America. Owls can be divided into 2 groups –...
Hello, my little birding friends! Hope this newsletter finds you all well and hope you enjoyed the holidays and got a lot of nice presents!! I can’t believe how warm it was in December. I saw people wearing shorts, t-shirts and flop flops!
As we approach the colder months and begin to think about our feathered friends, take some time to consider how your plants and leaves can benefit them until spring. While birds rely on seeds and berries as the dominant food source in the winter months there are many ways to feed them naturally.