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Wild Bird Food Preferences

What Do You Feed Wild Birds?

What do you feed the birds? Our handy wild bird food chart lists the type of seeds, nuts, and other foods are liked most by different types of birds.

Although birds can find food naturally, it's fine to offer these supplements. During times of extreme weather, extra bird food can provide a nutritional boost and provide a helping hand.

Your reward is the opportunity to attract some feathered friends to your backyard and garden—and enjoy watching wild birds from your window!

Click here for a larger PDF of the below Wild Bird Food Chart.

Read more about how to create a bird-friendly habit.

Learn about choosing the right bird feeders.

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Is there a certain date of

By Nancy Hullinger

Is there a certain date of the year that we are suppose to stop feeding wild birds in the northeast section of the USA? Some people think they are able to find their own food. Please answer. Nancy Hullinger

There's no hard rule. Many

By Almanac Staff

There's no hard rule. Many people choose to feed in the winter when birds' natural food is buried; other folks feed year-round to attract them closer. According to Audubon, feeding doesn't hurt the birds as they get their food from a variety of sources and they will migrate when they need to do, regardless.

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