What Foods for What Birds?

What foods do specific birds prefer? The experts at Bird Watcher's Digest have compiled an informative food and seed list to help you attract the birds that you want to your feeders.
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From left to right: Nyjer seed, peanuts, millet, and cracked corn.

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As insect-eaters, bluebirds are attracted by mealworms. Photo by Bill Thompson, III.

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A male American goldfinch visits a backyard feeder. Photo kindly contributed by Todd Smith.

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