Bird Feeding Chart

North American Bird Feeding Chart

What wild birds do you want to attract to your own backyard? Find your bird and their preferred food below. Also see Bird Feeders.

 

WILD BIRD SPECIES PREFERRED FOOD READILY EATEN
Quail, Pheasants Cracked Corn Millet, Berries
Pigeons, Doves Millet Sunflower, Milo, Bread, Nuts, Cracked Corn, Thistle
Roadrunners Meat Scraps Suet
Hummingbirds Plant Nectar, Small Insects Sugar Water, commercial instant nectars
Woodpeckers Suet , Meat Scraps, Insects Fruit, Nuts, Sunflower Seed , Sugar Water
Jays Whole Peanuts, Peanut Kernels Sunflower Seed, Suet , Bread Products, Cracked Corn
Crows, Magpies Meat Scraps, Suet Peanuts, Bread Products
Titmice, Chickadees Peanut Kernels, Sunflower Sunflower Seed, Suet, Bread Products
Creepers, Nuthatches Suet, Sunflower, Nuts, Cracked Corn, Bread
Wrens Suet , Peanut Butter, Bread Products, Apples
Mockingbirds, Thrashers Halved Apples, Fruit Bread Products, Suet, Sunflower Seed, Nuts
Robins, Bluebirds,Thrushes Suet , Mealworms, Berries, Water Bread Products, Raisins, Currants, Nut Meal
Purple Martins Mosquitoes, beetles, flies, moths Insects, man-made shelter and a water source is important
Flycatchers, Phoebes Bees, Wasps & Ants Meal Worms
Kinglets Suet Bread Products
Waxwings Berries, Raisins Sliced Apples, Canned Peas, Currants
Warblers Suet , Suet Mix, Water Fruit, Breads, Sugar Water, Nut Pieces
Tanagers Suet , Fruit Sugar Water, Mealworms, Bread Products
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings Sunflower Seed , Safflower Safflower, Apple, Fruits, Suet , Millet, Breads, Peanut Kernels
Towhees, Juncos Millet, Sunflower Seed Cracked Corn, Peanuts, Bread, Nut Meats
Sparrows Millet, Peanut Kernels, Suet Bread Crumbs, Canary Seed, Sunflower Seed
Blackbirds, Starlings Cracked Corn, Milo, Bread, Suet Millet, Suet, Breads, Cracked Corn, Nut Meats
Orioles Sugar Water, Fruit Pieces Jelly, Suet , Soft Raisins, Orange Halves
Goldfinches, Finches ,Pine Siskins Thistle/Nyjer Seed,Sunflower Hulled Sunflower, Millet, Fruits, Suet , Peanuts
Owls, Raptors Small mammals, small birds, lizards, snakes Water

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