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Food and Feeder Preferences of Common Feeder Birds

We’ve put together a list of almost 100 common feeder birds and cross referenced what they like to eat and where they like to eat it. Explore your region to see what you might be able to attract to your feeder this winter!

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Illustration by Justine Lee Hirten

Use the filters below to filter the list or click on a bird to see its preferences.

Winter Regionreset

  • AllAll
  • NortheasetNortheast
  • NorthwestNorthwest
  • SoutheastSoutheast
  • SouthwestSouthwest

Food Typereset

  • AllAll
  • AllBlack-oil Sunflower Seeds
  • AllCracked Corn
  • AllFruit
  • AllHulled Sunflower Seeds
  • AllMealworms
  • AllMillet
  • AllMilo
  • AllNyjer
  • AllOats
  • AllPeanut Hearts
  • AllPeanuts
  • AllSafflower
  • AllSuet
  • AllSugar Water
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Feeder Typereset

  • AllAll
  • AllGround
  • AllLarge Hopper
  • AllLarge Tube Feeder
  • AllNectar Feeder
  • AllPlatform
  • AllSmall Hopper
  • AllSmall Tube Feeder
  • AllSuet Cage
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Illustrations by Justine Lee Hirten, Julie Zickefoose, and Sam J. Norris.


Winter Regions

Food Types

Feeder Types

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