Feeding Tips

Wild Bird Seed Preference Chart

Bird Species
Bird Photo
Preferred Seeds
Feeder Preference
Chickadees & nuthatches
Black oil sunflower, sunflower chips, peanut pieces.
Hopper or tray.
Doves & grouse
Millet, corn, cereal grain, black oil sunflower.
Large hopper or ground level tray.
Finches, Redpolls and Pine Siskins
Black oil sunflower, sunflower chips, nyjer, canola, millet, canary seed.
Tube, hopper or tray.
Grosbeaks
Black oil or striped sunflower, flax millet, canary seed.
Large hopper or tray.
House Sparrows
Millet, black oil sunflower, nyjer, peanuts, cereal grain, corn.
Hopper or ground level tray.
Jays & Woodpeckers
Peanuts, black oil or striped sunflower, corn.
Large hopper or tray.
Juncos
Black oil sunflower, millet, canola, corn, cereal grain.
Hopper or ground level tray.
Native Sparrows
Millet, black oil sunflower, nyjer, peanuts, canary seed.
Tube, hopper or tray.