For being such tiny creatures, birds have a lot to offer. Not only do they keep those creepy crawly insects at bay, but they are also the true and original musicians of the world. Birds rely on bird feeders to get the nutrients they need to make it through those long, cold winters and we are sure that they don’t mind the ease of access in the spring and summer either. However, how do you know which type of wild bird food is best for our little musical friends? With so many options available, it is nearly impossible to decipher which seeds offer the most nutrients. We have included some of the best, nutrient rich seeds below.
- Sunflower Seeds- Black-oil sunflower seeds could possibly be considered the best wild bird food. Loaded with fat and protein, these seeds provide birds what they need to get through those long winters. They are also extremely accessible for birds of all sizes. Striped sunflower seeds are another great option. The only downside to these particular seeds is their shells are rather large and thick, making them more difficult to open for smaller birds.
- Nyjer Thistle- This wild bird seed is loaded with calories. While finches are the most common thistle eaters, other birds are happy to clean up the mess they make around the feeders.
- Suet- Suet is essentially raw animal fat that offers a high energy food source for several birds. Suet cakes offer birds this same high energy food source that they need to make it through the winter.
- Mealworms- Mealworms are a real treat for birds. Not only that, but they are also incredibly nutritious. These are a great option for your feeder in the winter since they are rarely available during that time.
At JC’s Wildlife, we offer the widest assortment of wild bird seed. From suet to blended seed bags, we have everything birds love. Come explore our collection and give your feathered friends the food they love and need.