PREFERRED FOODS OF SOME COMMON BIRDS

 American Goldfinch

 Hulled Sunflower

 
 Pine Siskin

 Sunflower Seeds of all types

 Blue Jay

Peanut Kernels & Sunflower Seeds of all types

 
 Purple Finch

 Sunflower Seeds of all types

Brown-headed Cowbird

White and Red Proso & German (golden) Millet; Canary Seed

 
 Red-breasted Nuthatch

Black-Striped and Oil (black) Sunflower

 Brown Thrasher

Hulled and Black-Striped Sunflower

 
 Red-winged Blackbird

White and Red Proso and German (golden) Millet

 Cardinal

 Sunflower Seeds of all types

 
 Rufous-sided Towhee

White Proso Millet

 Chickadees

Oil (black) and Black-Striped Sunflower

 
 Scrub Jay

Peanut Kernels and Black-Striped Sunflower

 Chipping Sparrow

 White and Red Proso Millet

 
 Song Sparrow

 White and Red Proso Millet

 Common Grackle

Black-Striped & Hulled Sunflower; Cracked Corn

 
 Starling

Peanut Heart, Hulled Oats and Cracked Corn

 Dark-eyed Junko

 White & Red Proso Millet; Canary Seed; Fine Cracked Corn

 
 Tree Sparrow

 Red and White Proso Millet

 Evening Grosbeak

 Sunflower Seeds of all types

 
 Tufted Titmouse

Peanut Kernels; Black-Striped and Oil (black) Sunflower

 Field Sparrow

 White and Red Proso Millet

 
 White-breasted  Nuthatch

Black-Striped Sunflower 

 House Finch

Oil (black), Black-Striped, & Hulled Sunflower, Niger

 
 White-crowned  Sparrow

Oil (black) and Hulled Sunflower;
White and Red Proso Millet

 House Sparrow  (English)

White and Red Proso, and German (golden) Millet; Canary Seed

 
 White-throated  Sparrow

Oil (black), Black-Striped, and
Hulled Sunflower; White and Red Proso

 Mourning Dove

Oil (black) Sunflower; White & Red Proso and German (golden) Millet

 
 
 



Bird Seed Types

FANCY - BLUE BAG: Screened Cracked Corn, Milo, Sunflower, Wheat.

DELUXE - RED BAG: White Millet, Milo, Wheat, Sunflower, Red Millet.

FLIGHT FUEL - YELLOW BAG: White Millet, Milo, Fine Cut Screened Corn, Wheat, Sunflower.

SUPREME: For those people who do not want to feed cracked corn to the birds. Excellent for attracting Cardinals and nut eaters. Seems to "weed out" the Starlings, etc. Contains mostly black oil sunflower and striped sunflower, millet, and safflower.

GOURMET: One of our best sellers. A good quality mixture that will attract the widest variety of birds from Sparrows to Cardinals. Contains large percentage of black oil and striped sunflower, cracked corn, white millet, safflower.

SUPERIOR - GREEN BAG (Low Waste): White Millet, Sunflower, Screened Cut Corn, Sunflower Hearts, Safflower, Canary, Red Millet, Peanut Hearts, Wheat, Niger.

FINCH PLUS: Niger, Fine Sunflower Meats, Red Millet, Small Yellow Finch Millet, Flaxseed, Oyster Shells, Calcium Bits.

SAFFLOWER: Cardinals love it . . . along with Grossbeaks and Nuthatches!

THISTLE SEED (Niger): Ours is extremely clean and imported from India. A seed primarily for Finches and Morning Doves.

CRACKED CORN: Ours is twice cracked medium pieces and cleaned. Good for wild birds and even for deer feeding stations!

Bird Seed Mixes

DELCO PREMIUM - White Proso Millet, Black Oil Sunflower, Cleaned Cracked Corn, Gray Striped Black Sunflower, Red Millet, Recleaned Winter Wheat, Safflower Seed, Sunflower Meats, Nyjer (Thistle) Seed, Peanut Pieces, Fine Calcium Grit.  An Excellent Mix for feeding a wide variety of birds from the Small Songbirds to Cardinals and Grosbeaks.

DELCO GOURMET NO WASTE - Sunflower Meats, White Proso Millet, Cleaned Cracked Corn, Peanut Pieces and Red Mil let. A very good quality patio mix that leaves virtually no seed to clean up after.

DELCO WILDLIFE MIX - A food for Deer, Raccoons, Ducks, Rabbits and Squirrels. Shell Com, Wheat, Black and Strip Sunflower, Steamed Rolled Corn, Cracked Corn, Peanut Meats and Peanuts in the shell.

DELCO WOODPECKER - Sunflower Meats, Peanut Pieces, Shell Corn, Tree Nuts, Black Sunflower, Dried Cherries and Dried Raisins.

DELCO FINCH PLUS - Nyjer, Fine Sunflower Meats, Red Millet, Small Yellow Finch Millet, Flax Seed, Oyster Shells, Calcium Bits.

GARVER FANCY (Blue Bag) - Screened Cracked Corn, Milo, Sunflower, Wheat.

GARVER FLIGHT FUEL (Yellow Bag) - White Millet, Milo, Fine Cut Screened Corn, Wheat, Sunflower.

GARVER DELUXE (Red Bag) - White Millet, Milo, Wheat, Sunflower, Red Millet.

GARVER SUPERIOR (Green Bag) - White Millet, Sunflower, Screened Cut Corn, Sunflower Hearts, Safflower, Canary Seed, Red Millet, Peanut Hearts Wheat, Nyjer.

GARVER NO WASTE (Rust Bag) - Millet, Sunflower, Screened Cracked Corn, Wheat, Safflower.

GARVER PREMIUM NO WASTE (Purple Bag) - White Millet, Red Millet, Sunflower Chips, Fine Cut Corn.

GARVER CHERRY DELIGHT - White Millet, Medium Cracked Corn Safflower, Red Millet, Wheat, Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Peanut, Cherries.

GARVER WILD FINCH - White Millet, Fine Sunflower Chips, Thistle Seed, Canary Seed.

PRINCE ORIGINAL - Cracked Corn, Millet, Milo, Sunflower Seed.

PRINCE SUPREME - Millet, Sunflower Seed, Sunflower Meats, Safflower and Grain Products.

PRINCE PREMIUM NO WASTE - Peanut Hearts, Sunflower Meats, Cracked Corn, Millet.

DOUG'S SUPREME BLEND - Black Sunflower, White Millet, Safflower, Sunflower Meats, Peanut Rejects.

ULTIMATE FINCH - Nyjer and Fine Sunflower Meats.

F.O.N.  SUPREME - Black Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Millet and Safflower.

F.O.N.  GOURMET - Black Oil Sunflower, Cracked Corn, Millet, Safflower.

LYRIC SUPREME - Black Oil Sunflower, White Proso Millet, Fine Cracked Corn, Black Striped Sunflower, White Oil Sunflower, Safflower, Tree Nut Pieces, Split and Whole Peanuts, Niger Seed, Gray Striped Sunflower, Canary Seed, Ger-man Foxtail Millet.

LYRIC CHICKADEE MIX - Sunflower Kernels, Assorted Tree Nut Pieces, Peanuts, Black Oil Sunflower, White Oil Sunflower, Black Stripe Sunflower.

LYRIC DELITE - Waste Free, Mess Free. Delite will NOT germinate into weeds. It is perfect for decks, patios and perennial garden areas. Contains Sunflower Kernels, Shelled Pumpkin Seeds, Tree Nut Pieces, Split/Whole Peanuts.

LYRIC FINCH MIX - Nyjer Seed, Fine Sunflower Kernel Pieces, German Foxtail Millet, Canary Seed.

LYRIC SNOWBIRD MIX - In stock only during the winter months. Protects the food from t he snow and rain by containing only in-shell seeds. White Proso Millet, Canola Seed, Safflower Seed, Buckwheat, White Oil Sunflower Seed.

LYRIC WOODPECKED MIX - Split and Whole Peanuts, Tree Nut Pieces, Sunflower Kernels, Small Yellow Corn, Dehydrated Cherries, Raisins, Shelled Pumpkin Seed.

LYRIC QUACK'N SNACK WILDLIFE MIX - Deer Pellets (Plant Protein Products, Grain By-Products, Whole Grain, Vegetable Fat), Small Yellow Corn, Black Oil Sunflower, Birdfood Wheat, Whole Oats, Nutmeats, Kafir, In-shell Nuts, Buckwheat. Attracts Deer, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Rabbits, Opossums, Raccoons, Turkeys, Quail, Pheasants, and Ducks.

NATURES SEASONS WASTE FREE MIX - White Millet, Cracked Corn, Coarse Sunflower Ships, Fine Sunflower Chips, Roasted Peanut Hearts, Roasted Peanut Pieces.

NATURES SEASONS TROPICAL TREAT - A mix designed with the spring and fall migration of wild birds in mind. Migration travel is stressful and requires the migrating birds to expend a great deal of energy. Tropical Treat is formulated with a rich blend of fruits, nuts and grains that will replenish energy reserves depleted during migration. Many birds arrive in seasonal territories before natural food sources are available. Offering Tropical Treat may mean survival for these early arrivals. Although formulated for migratory birds, this mix will be widely accepted by all of your backyard birds. Feed year round in an open-hole tube feeder, a platform feed or a flythrough feeder. Ingredients: Coarse Sunflower Chips, White Millet, Striped Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Peanut Parts, Dried Fruit (may contain Apples, Blueberries, Cherries1 Currants, Papaya or Pineapple).

NATURES SEASONS NATIVE WILDLIFE MIX - Native Wildlife Mix is the first feed to offer a sensible approach to naturally reseeding wildlife habitat. Ingredients: Whole Corn, Millet (white), Milo, Black Sunflower Seeds, Buckwheat, Fortified Wildlife Pellets, Bushberry Seeds. Bushberry Seeds are native seeds - Common Choke Cherry and Redosier Dogwood. These berries are a treat for woodland creatures and when consumed, pass through the digestive tract and germinate to help replant the wildlife corridors and establish wildlife habitat.

WILD DELIGHT PREMIUM CARDINAL SONGBIRD - Black Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, White Millet, Saf-flower, Special Cherry Flavor.
WILD DELIGHT FRUIT & BERRY CUISINE - Black Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, White Millet, Peanuts, Corn, Raisins, Dried Cherries, Special Cherry Flavor.

WILD DELIGHT TOTAL CUISINE - Sunflower Kernels, Shelled Peanuts, Tree Nuts ( may contain Pistachios, Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts), Hulled Pumpkin Seeds, Dehydrated Raisins, Special Cherry Flavor.

WILD DELIGHT PREMIUM NUT & BERRY - Sunflower Kernels, Shelled Peanuts, Tree Nuts ( may contain Pista-chios, Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts), Safflower, Hulled Pumpkin Seeds, Dehydrated Raisins, Special Cherry Flavor.


ATTRACTING WILD BIRDS WITH 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

Fruit
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

 


HELPFUL 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 5 gallon plastic buckets with lids.

  • Buy seed in largest quantities available. 50# 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.


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