Suet Feeders

For Suet Feeders, use only suet with a high percentage of actual suet (beef/animal fat). Since suet feeders have become popular, like commercial birdseed mixes, suet products has been cheapened by adding inexpensive less appealing filler mixes so it is important to search out quality suet. Good quality suet is soft and looks like lard…

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Other Sources for bird feeding tips

Audubon Society, Ask the Naturalist “It may take several months for birds to find it” Cornell University Tips ” If birds still don’t come, visit our Landscaping section for other strategies.”


Very important: One of the most important factors is patience. Depending on your environment (wooded area/no trees/new development etc.) and other factors mentioned above and below, birds will start using a new feeder ranging in time from a few days, a few weeks, to a few months or longer. If the feeder is a replacement…

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Water Helps:

A Big Plus: and another reason for the birds to stick around your area.  Water provides an all important need along with bird food. Use heated birdbaths during Winter.

Location, Location, Location

Very important (Tied with Bird Seed): Avoid wide open areas in your backyard, place your feeder near bird habitat shrubs-bushes, Pine trees, deciduous trees outdoor structures near bird cover where birds can escape from predators and preen while they are flying back and forth from the feeder and safe cover. Place the feeder in an…

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Use High Quality Bird Seed

Very whole sunflower Kernels Important: Use Whole Sunflower Kernels when starting a new feeder (Whole sunflower kernels are the inside seed kernel of black oil sunflower and it is the best seed). Fill the seed hopper to the top so there is more seed for the birds to to see, birds use mostly sight for…

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