Bird Feeding Tips

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Some birds will sample a variety of foods.
Others are quite particular and will only eat from one food group.
Providing a variety of food with a variety of feeders will attract a greater variety of birds.

SUET- secured in metal cages will atrract:
Woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, brown creepers and wrens.
It will also attract raccoons.

FRUITS- such as: cranberries, raisins, apple slices strung on thick fishing line will attract:
mockingbirds, orioles, robins, tanagers, grosbeaks and cardinals.

PEANUTS AND PEANUT BUTTER:
Peanut hearts and chips in a bird beeder or peanut butter spread on a pine cone will attract:
blue jays, white-thoated sparrows and nuthatches

RED AND WHITE PROSO MILLET:
mourning doves, rufous-sided towhee, song sparrow, dark-eyed juncos, harris, white-throated and white-crowned sparrows

BLACK-OIL SUNFLOWER SEEDS:
will attract more birds than any other food type
including mourning doves, chickadees, titmice, cardinals, towhees, goldfinches and pine siskins

TUBE FEEDERS
titmice, finches and chickadees are attracted to hanging feeders that sway in the breeze.

TABLETOP OR PLATFORM FEEDERS
a flat tray slightly above the ground will attract cardinals, grosbeaks and jays.

GROUND FEEDERS
sprinkle feed directly on ground or snow to attract doves and sparrows

TREE TRUNK
suet and peanut butter spread on or attached to tree trunks will attract nuthatches, creepers and woodpeckers