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Factors that may help you decide how to best present food to wild birds include the type of seeds and feeders that attract those species that you wish to invite into your yard. Your choices can also help you to deter undesirables.

Cole's Hot Meats - 20lb
Cole's Hot Meats - 1lb
Corn on the Cob - 20lb
Corn on the Cob - 6lb
Corn on the Cob - 1
Corn, Cracked - 25lb
Corn, Cracked - 25lb
Corn, Cracked - 1lb
Millet Spray - 5lb
Millet Spray - 4 pack
Millet Spray - 1
Millet, Hulled - 25lb
Millet, Hulled - 1lb
Millet, White - 25lb
Millet, White - 1lb
Nyjer Thistle - 20lb
Nyjer Thistle - 1lb
Peanuts in the Shell - 25lb
Peanuts in the Shell - 1lb
Peanuts, Shelled - 25lb
Peanuts, Shelled - 1lb
Safflower - 20lb
Safflower - 1lb
Sunflower, Black Oil - 20lb
Sunflower, Black Oil - 1lb
Sunflower Chips - 20lb
Sunflower Chips - 1lb
Sunflower Chips, Fine - 20lb
Sunflower Chips, Fine - 1lb

Seed Preferences

Bird Black Oil Sunflower Safflower Millet Peanut Hearts Cracked Corn Nyjer Sunflower Chips Suet Nectar
Acorn Woodpecker x x x x x
American Crow x x x x x x
American Goldfinch x x x
American Robin x x
Annas Hummingbird x
Allen's Hummingbird x
Bewick's Wren x x
Bushtit x x x x
Band-tailed Pigeon x x x x x
Black-headed Grosbeak x x x x
Brewer's Blackbird x x x x x
California Quail x x x x x
California Towhee x x x x x x
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-backed Chickadee x x x x x x
Common Raven x x x x x x
Downy Woodpecker x x x x x
Golden-crowned Sparrow x x x x x x
Hermit Thrush x
Hooded Oriole x x
House Finch x x x x
House Sparrow x x x x x
Lesser Goldfinch x x x
Mourning Dove x x x x x x x
Northern Bullock's Oriole x x
Northern Flicker x x x x x x x
Northern Mockingbird x x x
Nutalls Woodpecker x x x x x
Oak Titmouse x x x x x
Oregon Junco x x x x x x x
Pheasant, Wild Turkey x x x x x x
Pine Siskin x x x
Red-breasted Nuthatch x x x x x
Red-winged Blackbird x x x x x
Ruby-crowned Kinglet x x x
Rufous Hummingbird x
Scrub Jay x x x x x x
Spotted Towhee x x x x
Steller's Jay x x x x x x
Varied Thrush x x
Western Bluebird x x x
White-breasted Nuthatch x x x x x
White-crowned Sparrow x x x x x x
Yellow-rumped Warbler x x x x
At the Water Cooler

I'm lucky to have a lot of trees in my yard many of which are native to this area. I have one very large one that grows close to the house - a big kahuna that produces lots of acorns in certain years. This year, they're everywhere. Dropping on the cars in the driveway, hitting the roof. There are more acorns here than I've ever seen...

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East Bay Times Article

Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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