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Attract birds without the squirrels following behind!
Smaller in size than sunflower seeds, safflower seeds are nutritionally similar and contain a high level of energy and fiber for birds. This energy is necessary for birds developing and maintaining their health. Better yet, pesky squirrels tend to dislike the taste of safflower seeds, and less-welcome birds like starlings and grackles don’t have beaks strong enough to crack the shell. If you’ve been feeding sunflower for a long time, adding an additional feeder with safflower is a great way to mix it up and give your birds a new flavor to enjoy!
Preferred by a wide variety of feeder birds, this safflower feed is a favorite of cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees, blue jays, and many more. These seeds can be used in the following feeder types: tube, tray, platform, or fly-through feeders.
All our bird seed is made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Our mixes are blended and bagged daily at our historic mill in Delano, Minnesota.
Northern Cardinal, Black-Capped Chickadee, Dark Eyed Junco, Blue Jay, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Downy Woodpecker, Grey Catbird, White-Crowned Sparrow, Gray Jay
- Covered tray or platform feeder
- Tube feeder with large ports
- Covered fly-through feeders
- Covered window feeder
- Tip: It's very important that safflower seeds stay dry as birds will not eat wet safflower. Choose a feeder that has a nice cover and doesn't frequently spill seeds onto the ground where they could get wet and spoil.
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Tips for buying & storing bird seed:
How much bird seed do I need?The amount of birds in your area and time of year are the biggest factors in how much bird seed you will go through, but a good rule of thumb is that a typical bird feeder will go through about 1-2 pounds of bird seed per week.
Are the bags easy to carry?Our 8 pound bags are definitely the easiest to carry and you can fill your feeders directly from the bag. The 20 pound bags are manageable by most adults but can still be a bit heavy if trying to fill your feeders directly from the bag, so it is recommended you use a scooper or transfer the seeds to a smaller container before filling your feeders.
How do I store my bird seed?Regardless of what size bag you buy, it is CRUCIAL that you always store your leftover bird seed in an airtight container that is rodent-proof. It's best to keep your container in a cool, dry place. This will both keep the bird seed fresh as well as free from being eaten by unwanted pests. It's also important not to mix new bird seed with old bird seed.
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Where should I place my feeders?
The placement of your feeders will depend on your yard or balcony size. For smaller yards, many people choose to just have one feeder, and it's best to place it about 10 feet away from trees or shrubbery so birds can safely fly to the feeder and back to the shelter to perch. For larger yards, having multiple feeders and feeder types is a great way to attract the most birds as possible. As the birds nest, they become more territorial and spacing feeders throughout your yard is critical so birds can comfortably come to the feeders.
There are no birds at my feeder, what am i doing wrong?
If you are adding feeders to your yard for the first time, it's important to remember that it can take time for birds to discover the new food source. During warmer months, when there is an abundance of natural food available, birds will come by less often. As the temperature cools, bird feeders begin seeing much more traffic. It can also help to try at least two feeders and two different bird seed blends to attract as many species as possible. Another quick trick to attract birds to your feeder is to also add a bird bath nearby, particularly a heated bird bath in winter when water is hard to come by.
How should I store my seeds?
Always store your leftover bird seed in an airtight container that is rodent-proof. It's best to keep your container in a cool, dry place. This will both keep the bird seed fresh as well as free from being eaten by unwanted pests. It's also important not to mix new bird seed with old bird seed.
When will I need to buy a new bag of bird seed?
The amount of birds in your area and time of year are the biggest factors in how much bird seed you will go through, but a good rule of thumb is that a typical bird feeder will go through about 1-2 pounds of bird seed per week.
How do I keep squirrels away?
There are hundreds of "proven" methods to deterring squirrels from bird feeders, but there are three options things you can do that give the squirrels the hardest time getting to your bird seed: