Top Foods for attracting birds

Thanks to Mass Audubon for compiling this information.Black capped chickadee

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