Birdseed chart: what each bird wants


Here’s a list of birds and their favorite birdseeds. Just like humans, they have favorite foods. You’ll attract more, and possibly even more species, by offering them what they like best.

( ) = Favorite seedsSunflower B=black S=striped C=chipsSafflowerMilletCorn C=cracked W=wholeThistleSuetPeanuts (hulled)
American GoldfinchB C(X)X
Blue JayB (S)XC(X)
Bluebird species(B) S CXXCXF
Brown ThrasherB CC X X (chips)
Carolina WrenCXX
Chickadee speciesB S CXXX (chips)
Common FlickerBX
Dark-eyed JuncoB (hulled)XXCXX (chips)
Dove speciesB CX(X)CX
Grosbeak species(B) S
House Finch(B) S CXCXX
Northern Cardinal(B) S CXXCX
Pine SiskenB (C)X(X)X
Purple Finch(B) SX
Pyrrhuloxia B CC
Red-breasted NuthatchB SX
Red-winged BlackbirdB CXC
Redpoll speciesB
Ruby-crowned Kinglet CXX (chips)
Sparrow speciesB CXCX
Stellar's JayB (S)
White-breasted Nuthatch(B) SXXX
Woodpecker speciesB SXCXX

More reading:

Verified by ExactMetrics