The weather may be warming up, but birds can use our help.  Natural food sources such as berries, seeds and insects are still scarce.  Here are some tips to feeding our feathered friends this spring.

 

 

FOOD

Provide the following food for birds:

 

• Black oil sunflowers, white millet and sunflower meats will feed most birds

 

• Sunflower seeds for chickadees, nuthatches, house finches and cardinals.

 

• Sunflower meats for robins and warblers

 

• Dried mealworms for bluebirds, robins, wrens, warblers and mockingbirds

 

• Nectar for orioles and hummingbirds

 

• Fresh fruit such as oranges, sliced apples, grape halves, raisins, and blueberries

 

 

FEEDERS

The best way to attract a variety of birds is to offer different types of feeders, such as suet, thistle, sunflower seed, platform and nectar feeders.  Space feeders 10-15 feet apart to attract the most birds

 

Give your current feeders a good cleaning for a fresh start.

 

 

TIPS

• Provide nesting material for mating birds.

• Don’t forget to provide a source of water for drinking and bathing.

 

Hopper feeder Fruit and Nut seed mixOriole Feeder

 

 


 

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