Best Wild Bird Food

Updated July 2019
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Watching wild birds at your feeder can be a gratifying pastime, and even city dwellers can hang up a window feeder and enjoy some up close and personal wildlife. To attract the most diverse species, consider getting a variety of different feeders — like nectar feeders for hummingbirds, while goldfinches will gravitate to mesh tubes, woodpeckers like suet feeders, and bluebirds prefer mealworm dishes. Bear in mind that the cheapest seed has a lot of fillers, like corn and wheat, which tends to get tossed overboard. At best, it will make a mess and prompt some weed growth under the feeder, and at worst, it will attract rodents. While birdseed has a long shelf life, it should always be kept in a container where it will not spoil. Keep bird feeders clean, too, and always place them where predators cannot get to them.

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