The Cornell Lab Bird Academy Discussion Groups Community Forum Bird foods during the year

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    • ILMP
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      Chirps: 28
      birdbird448
      Hello, i would like to know what foods i should supply for birds year round. Also, how could i make it challenging for the birds to get the food, to make it more natural?
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    • Little Bit
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      Chirps: 27
      Little_Bit
      I use a variety of birdseed.  I have about nine bird feeders.  The suet feeders are great during the winter time because the high-energy provided in them sustain small birds such as kinglets,  chickadees and more.  I try to use them all year round, but if you use them one time of the year, I suggest winter, because the food for birds can be pretty scarce.  The most common bird seed I use is the black-oil sunflower seed, and I try to keep a large supply of finch seed mix as well.  Safflower and niger seed is a great seed to attract finches and other birds.  You can also attract doves, sparrows, and sometimes quail with cracked corn.  And the sugar water attracts hummingbirds.  So there is my list of bird seed and feeding.  Hope that was helpful!
    • Elizabeth
      Bird Academy
      ecm017
      There is a lot of useful information about Feeding Birds on the All About Birds website. I suggest you start there while waiting for suggestions from the community.
      • ILMP
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        Chirps: 28
        birdbird448
        Ok thabk you for the information!
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