Backyard Bird Feeding Essentials
The Best Seed Blends in Town
The average backyard may be visited regularly by 15 to 20 different bird species. However, a bird-friendly yard can attract up to 60 or more different species. Wild Birds Unlimited is dedicated to offering fresh, top-quality seed. Our no-waste bird seed blends are made from 100% edible seed. No cereal fillers—just fresh, high-quality seed your birds will love.
No Mess Blend - Sunflower Chips, peanuts and millet - and no shells
Supreme Blend - Black Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, Sunflower Chips
Deluxe Blend - Black Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, Millet
Choice Blend - Black Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, Peanuts out of the shell
Choice Plus Blend - Black Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, Sunflower Chips, Shelled Peanuts, Chopped Tree Nuts, Cherries, Cranberries, Bark Butter Bits, Calcium
Seed Cylinders - The easiest, longest-lasting way to feed your birds
Seed Cylinders are available in a variety of blends to attract more of the birds you love. Have squirrel or blackbird issues? try our Hot Pepper or Safflower cylinders.
Blend varieties include: Supreme, Deluxe, Cranberry, No Mess, Bug, Nut & Berry, Woodpecker plus 'seasonally savvy' cylinders including Winter SuperBlend and Nesting SuperBlend.
Solution cylinders include: Hot Pepper in No Mess and regular, and Safflower options.
If you have black bird and squirrel issues try safflower as a solution to your problems. Hot Pepper can be used to deter squirrels.
Visit the store and talk to one of our Bird Feeding Specialists about the best choice for your backyard as well as our selection of cylinder feeders.
For more on hot pepper, safflower and feeders visit our backyard problem solvers page here. Visit our hot pepper products page for our full range of hot pepper products including seed, suet, bark butter bits & bark butter.
Give Your Birds a Boost With Suet
Birds, such as woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches, will readily come to suet for its high-fat, high-energy content. We offer a variety of suet flavors to help you attract a wider variety of birds. All Wild Birds Unlimited suet is rendered, meaning impurities that can cause spoilage are removed.
Read more about the benefits of suet & to see our full line of suet here.
Finicky Finches Need Nyjer® (thistle)
Nyjer attracts finches of all kinds. Its high-oil content is an excellent energy source for active birds and is best used in our
specially-designed finch feeders. It is important to keep the food fresh for our picky little eaters. Once seed starts to dry out and become stale, finches will turn up their beaks for fresher forage. Store your Nyjer in an airtight container for a longer shelf life and buy in quantities that will be used up in a few weeks. Available in 5lb and 10lb bags.
Safflower - A Special Addition and the Problem Solver
Safflower is a white (or whitish) seed in a hard shell. Many people use this seed to deter squirrels and blackbirds, such as grackles and European Starlings. It is believed that grackles and starlings have bills that are not built for cracking open this hard shells. Squirrels are thought not to like the bitter taste. Word of warning thought regarding chipmunks - they love it. A baffle on a pole can help prevent them from getting up to your feeders. Safflower is a favourite of Cardinals, House Finches and Doves,
Millet for Groundfeeders
There are two types of millet - white and red. White millet is preferred over red millet for blends Blends that include millet are our No Mess Blend, (no shells just all food and no mess on the ground), and Deluxe Blend.
Millet is a shiny round seed. It is loved by ground-feeding birds - Dark-eyed Juncos in the winter will love to see this on the ground or in trays. Sparrows such as chipping sparrows, white-crowned sparrows and white-throated sparrows will forage on the ground for millet but will also come to a feeder for their favourite seed. Doves will eat millet whole whereas sparrows will crack it open.
Peanuts with or without the shell are ideal for Blue Jays, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches & more! Offer them in a peanut feeder or in a tray for your backyard birds. Problems with squirrels & nuts? No problem - we also have a Squirrel-proof peanut feeder!