Feeding specialty foods such as these attract an even bigger variety of birds!
Suet and Suet Snacks
Our suet is made of high quality rendered beef kidney fat and mixed with fruits, nuts and seeds your birds will love. We have over 10 different flavors to choose from so you can try them all and see which is the biggest hit in your backyard. Suet is a favorite among woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, warblers, bluebirds and many other birds. We even carry a variety mixed with hot pepper oil to discourage the squirrels. Use suet in the winter or in cooler climates, and suet dough in the summer so they don't melt! Our favorite flavors are Peanut Butter'n Jelly, and Naturally Nuts.
Seed cylinders are an easy, low maintenance way of attracting many great birds. Filling is a cinch! Just unwrap and slide onto a cylinder feeder or dinner bell feeder. This is a great way to put out food when you might be gone for a long period of time and don't want to loose your birds as well. Birds you get with cylinders are woodpeckers, chickadees, rose-breasted grosbeaks, cardinals, finches, nuthatches, and many others.
Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter
Originally designed by Wild Birds Unlimited CEO Jim Carpenter to attract brown creepers, this new bird food has now attracted over 100 species of birds and counting. No other type of bird food has had that kind of success. This peanut buttery treat is a spreadable suet you can use in a number of ways including smearing it on trees, and spreading it on bark butter feeders. It's great for getting shy birds like pileated woodpeckers to come on a regular basis.
Don't forget your insect eating birds. Mealworms provide a great source of protein to insect eating birds who might otherwise not be interested in your feeders. Bluebirds are the main bird people try to attract by feeding mealworms and often they will entice your birds to nest in your area since there is a good source of food for them. You can train your bluebirds to come back on a feeding schedule if you continuously offer worms at the same time everyday. Other birds that eat mealworms include wrens, chickadees, titmice, mockingbirds, woodpeckers and warblers. Typically squirrels are not an issue with mealworms although some have been reported eating them. A mealworm is a beetle-grub that when kept in the fridge goes dormant and does not grow. They can also be purchased dried for those who don't want the hassle of feeding live although live mealworms are preferred.