Specialty Bird Food
While a standard birdfeeding offering of Sunflower Seed (or a sunflower-based blend) is usually the best place to start when attracting birds, using other foods can increase both the number and diversity of birds you see in your yard.
Made from rendered beef fat often mixed with nuts or other bird-attractive ingredients, suet can help attract a wide variety of birds. Similarly to Peanuts, suet is a low-mess food which appeals to insect-eating or omnivorous birds like woodpeckers, jays, bushtits, chickadees, and nuthatches more than the mostly vegetarian house finches and goldfinches. Suet is sometimes thought of as a winter-specialty food, but it can be offered successfully all year round. It is true that in winter suet becomes even more attractive to birds needing to replenish calories lost just keeping warm during cold temperatures.
Now every tree is a bird feeder with Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter®! This spreadable suet has attracted 143 species and counting (46 of which can be found in the Lower Mainland)! Other Birdacious® Bark Butter® products include: Bark Butter® Bits, Suet Plugs, and Suet Cakes.
Our seed, nut, and suet cylinders and stackables will attract many of the same birds that normal seed feeders will, but last longer and leave less mess.
Add a peanut feeder to attract birds such as bushtits, jays, chickadees, woodpeckers and nuthatches. Along with seed and suet, all of these birds will eat peanut pieces, which are high in fat and protein. Peanuts in the shell are typically used for feeding squirrels and some of the larger billed birds such as jays. It is fun to watch the behavior and antics of birds that come to peanut feeders. Peanuts can be offered in mesh feeders, on platform feeders and in a variety of other specialty feeders.
These protein-packed morsels will be attractive to many birds including Bluebirds, Wrens, Towhees, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, and Thrushes. All of our mealworms are freeze dried and can be placed in their own feeder, in a dish or tray feeder, or mixed in a seed blend.