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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
$117.95
Cole's Hot Meats - 1lb
$5.90
Corn on the Cob - 20lb
$32.32
Corn on the Cob - 6lb
$12.69
Corn on the Cob - 1
$0.99
Corn, Cracked - 20lb
$19.09
Corn, Cracked - 1lb
$1.26
Millet Spray - 5lb
$81.22
Millet Spray - 4 pack
$2.80
Millet Spray - 1
$0.79
Millet, Hulled - 25lb
$39.15
Millet, Hulled - 1lb
$2.06
Millet, White - 20lb
$21.70
Millet, White - 1lb
$1.37
Nyjer Thistle - 20lb
$59.95
Nyjer Thistle - 1lb
$3.50
Peanut Hearts - 25lb
$52.11
Peanut Hearts - 1lb
$3.11
Peanuts in the Shell - 25lb
$67.50
Peanuts in the Shell - 1lb
$3.20
Peanuts, Shelled - 25lb
OUT OF STOCK
Peanuts, Shelled - 1lb
$2.58
Safflower - 20lb
$45.22
Safflower - 1lb
$2.76
Sunflower, Black Oil - 20lb
$41.82
Sunflower, Black Oil - 1lb
$2.59
Sunflower Chips - 20lb
$67.18
Sunflower Chips - 1lb
$3.86
Sunflower Chips, Fine - 20lb
$69.95
Sunflower Chips, Fine - 1lb
$4.03
Sunflower, Large Striped - 20lb
OUT OF STOCK
Sunflower, Large Striped - 1lb
OUT OF STOCK

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 like to spend time at my bird baths occasionally just to listen to what the birds are saying--latest rumors, how things have gone with the breeding season this year, who’s here for the winter, who has left, any complaints about bird seed, repairs needed on nesting boxes--stuff like that. The birds are pretty vocal generally unless something unusual happens.

I was refilling my largest bird bath recently and waited until, one-on-one,

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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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