Thanks to Mass Audubon for compiling this information.
Are you a backyard birder?
If so, we suggest using these recommended attractants for our feathered friends:
- Sunflower seeds are a favorite of songbirds
- Millet is best used on the ground or a low feeder, and attracts doves and cardinals, among others
- Niger seed, a favorite of finches
- Suet - this fatty food helps birds get the calories they need to stay warm during the winter months
- Fresh fruit, such as sliced apples and oranges