Whatâ€™s the best bird seed? This depends a lot on which birds you are trying to attract. Here is a quick review of some good choices.
Black oil sunflower â€“ The best overall choice and popular with a wide variety of species.
Nyjer Â® (sometimes called thistle) â€“ Very popular with goldfinches. Offer in a â€œseed sock.â€
What to avoid â€“ A lot of seed mixes sold in grocery stores and the â€œbig boxâ€™ stores contain mostly milo and millet. These are small, round reddish seeds, check the ingredients on the bag. Milo and millet is OK for ground-feeding species like doves and quail. Most perching birds like cardinals and finches will not feed on milo or millet so do not offer in your hanging feeders.
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Web site â€“ the ABCâ€™s section â€“ for more details. The Samâ€™s Guide to Enjoying Backyard Birds CD - www.samsbirds.com
- has lots of information on bird feeding.