About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

You Can help your Birds Survive the Cold Weather!

Your feeders serve as a supplemental food source for birds except during periods of extreme stress. For example, in severe winter weather, feeders provide a source of food that enables them to survive from day to day. So make sure your foods are "worth their weight" with quality high-calorie, fatty foods.

You can attract insect-eating birds such as chickadees, woodpeckers and nuthatches to your yard by
offering nuts or suet cakes. While many seed eating birds like cardinals, doves, and juncos prefer sunflower chips or millet and finches also enjoy Nyjer (thistle). Birds in cold climates especially appreciate these high-energy foods.

Stop by our store for more expert advice plus quality foods that are "worth the weight" to help your birds thrive this winter. https://youtu.be/winter food

Related Articles:
Common winter birds in Michigan and their food preference: http://bit.ly/yp9YQA
How to choose the best suet cake http://bit.ly/xATYPQ
How to have more colorful birds at your feeder http://bit.ly/qizlNh
How to winterize your bird feeding station http://bit.ly/xucuF8
Why do Birds Scatter Seeds from Feeders? http://bit.ly/vZ6gzM
Why pay more for seed at Wild Birds Unlimited? http://bit.ly/xJZMFe

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