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East Bay Nature Proprietary Seed Mixes

Working with a local consortium of experts, our mixes are custom-blended to maximize the attractiveness to your favorite local species.

Mix Contents
Nature's Trail Mix   mixed nuts and tree nuts / shell-less
Briones Blend sunflower seed chips, crushed peanut hearts, hulled millet, safflower
Dove and Quail white millet, cracked corn, safflower
Finch Mix nyjer, finely ground sunflower seed chips
Garden Mix sunflower seed chips, hulled millet, safflower
Just Hearts Mix sunflower seed chips, crushed peanut hearts
Mount Diablo Mix black oil sunflower seed, safflower, red and white millet, sunflower seed chips
Pure Patio Mix sunflower seed chips, crushed peanut hearts, hulled millet
Songbird Select black oil sunflower seed, safflower, sunflower seed chips
Squirrel and Wildlife Mix   black oil sunflower seed, striped sunflower seed, whole peanuts, shelled peanuts, whole corn kernels, pumpkin seed
Fruit and Nut Mix black oil sunflower seed, sunflower seed chips, dried cranberry and papaya, shelled peanuts, striped sunflower seed, safflower, tree nuts

There are a number of good reasons to use mixes:

  • You can sometimes attract a wider variety of birds to your feeder.
  • You don't need to deal with mixing yourself.
  • We offer some "no-mess" mixes (see below).
  • Optimized to attract our local birds.

This said, usually it is best to hang a variety of feeders, each with different seed and/or seed mixes, otherwise you could end up with only the most aggressive birds feeding, while the more timid species stay away.

Click the name of the mix for additional information.

Another Conversation...


A few years back I had an interesting discussion with a Western Scrub-Jay. We talked about how smart and intelligent the corvid family was. Well, the jay did mostly. I just listened. The corvid family, which includes jays, both Scrub and Stellers, crows, ravens and magpies, are known for their smarts. Too smart for their own good sometimes, but you have to admire them for their cleverness.

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

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