When it comes to wild bird food, there are lots of choices. Different seeds as well as feeders will attract different bird species. The more you know about which types of seed birds prefer, the better you will be able to attract the number and types of birds that visit your feeders.
Black sunflower seeds
Black sunflower seed is a highly nutritious and popular food for birds, especially for tits and finches. It has a higher oil level and energy value than the striped-shell variety of sunflower seed.
Seeds mixtures cover all essential nutrients elements for the birds. It is a complementary meal, which can contain many different products such as: stripe/black/LG/hulled sunflower seeds, sorghum, millet, corn, wheat, oat and many others.
Hulled sunflower chips
Containing mostly broken hulled sunflower kernels, the so called "chips" is highly preferred from birds. It is highly nutritious, providing energy faster than seeds with shells, because birds do not loose efforts to crack the hull.
Black and White
Hulled sunflower seeds, "chips" and small black sunflower seeds in shell are the perfect mixture for all kind of birds.
Sunflower seeds LG
LG type sunflower seeds are generally darker colored but still lighter than the black seeds. They are highly nutritious and attract many different birds.
Striped sunflower seeds
Striped sunflower seeds are larger than black seeds and have a harder shell. Striped sunflowers are attractive to bigger birds such as woodpeckers, however nuthatches can also crack them open.