Bird Seed

Bird Seed

Our blends are carefully selected and locally sourced to help you attract the most birds to your backyard. We also have a complete line of straights (bags of single type of seed), suet, and mealworms. We work closely with a Michigan supplier to have fresh seed brought in each Wednesday.

BLENDS

Backyard Birding’s Best Blend:

  • Black-oil Sunflower, White Millet, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, Fine Sunflower Chips, and Peanut Splits
  • 15% protein and 23% fat

No Trace:

  • Blanched Peanuts, Coarse Sunflower Hearts, Mixed Nuts
  • 23% protein and 35% fat

Nyjer & Hearts:

  • Blend of Nyjer and Fine Sunflower Heart Chips
  • 18% protein 30% fat

Cardinal Treat:

  • Black Oil Sunflower, Nutrasaff, and Safflower
  • 15% protein and 27% fat

STRAIGHTS

Black Oil Sunflower Seed

  • Attracts: Chickadees, Doves, Finches, Grosbeaks, Northern Cardinals, Nuthatches, Pine Siskin, Tufted Titmice, and Woodpeckers.

White Proso Millet

  • Attracts: Ground-feeding birds including Native American Sparrows, Doves, Towhees, Juncos, Indigo Buntings, and Cardinals.

Corn, Cracked and Shelled

  • Attracts: Grouse, Pheasants, Turkeys, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Crows, Jays, Doves, Ducks, Cranes, and other species.

Nyjer (Thistle)

  • Attracts: Common Redpoll, Dark-eyed Junco, Doves, Finches, Indigo Buntings and Pine Siskins.

Peanuts, Whole and Split

  • Attracts: Blue Jays, Nuthatches, Tufted Titmice, and Woodpeckers.

Safflower

  • Attracts: Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Chickadees, Purple Finches, Tufted Titmice, and Native Sparrows.

NutraSaff

  • 40% thinner than the traditional safflower.
  • 30% higher fat and 25% higher protein content than traditional safflower.

Striped Sunflower

  • Attracts: Chickadees, Doves, Grosbeaks, Northern Cardinals, Nuthatches, Tufted Titmice, and Woodpeckers.

Sunflower Hearts

  • Attracts: Chickadees, Common Redpoll, Dark-eyed Juncos, Doves, Finches, Grosbeaks, Nuthatches, Pine Siskins, Titmice, and Woodpeckers.

 

SUET

Attracts: Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Chickadees, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmice and more

Suet is a high-energy food that is easily digested and metabolized by wild birds. A feeding station with suet will bring a wider variety of wild birds to your yard. Suet is especially valuable to the wild bird during times of severe winter weather and when they are nesting in the spring.

Suet is available in cakes that are temperature resistant and can be used year round. Fresh suet should be used only during cool weather.

MEALWORMS

Mealworms are an excellent source of protein, calcium, and vitamins for a variety of wild birds including some that normally don’t visit feeders. Bluebirds and Orioles love mealworms.

Mealworms are the larvae of a flightless insect called the darkling beetle. They are clean and easy to use. Keep the container in the refrigerator. Every 10 days feed the mealworms finely chopped apple. When feeding, add the apple and then let the container stay at room temperature for 6-8 hours to allow the mealworms to get active and eat.

Feed mealworms in elevated feeders that do not have large drainage holes.