Black Oil Sunflower Seed
Black oil sunflower seed is the go-to seed that will attract the most kinds of birds. Cardinals, chickadees, sparrows, finches, nuthatches will all enjoy this food.
Nijer seed (Black Thistle) is loved by finches, especially Goldfinches. Because the seed is so fine, this food requires special feeders to keep it from pouring out of larger feeder holes.
Suet is high is in calories and is enjoyed by clinging birds of all sorts. Woodpeckers, nuthatches, and chickadees will visit a suet feeder often.
The smallest birds to visits our area, hummingbirds are the metabolic wonders of the bird world. In order to hover like they do, they needs lots and lots of high energy food. Hang a hummingbird feeder near a window or porch and watch the antics begin!
Whether whole or shelled, birds love peanuts. Woodpeckers and Blue Jays will find them.
Oranges and grape jelly are a favorite of Baltimore Orioles. Orioles only visit our area during spring migration, but for the couple of weeks they are here, it's worth a few oranges.
Whether you love squirrels or hate them, you can't ignore them. Squirrels will be happy (and the birds will be too!) if you give the squirrels something for themselves. Corn cobs fit that bill nicely.