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2 Best Bird Seeds

2 Best Bird Seeds

Although spring is clearly on its way, it is still essential to offer food to the wild birds in most areas. Those of us who love to feed the birds often buy large bags of mixed seeds, but many of these contain fillers that may not be attractive to (or all that nutritious for) your local bird population.

Instead, learn which two types of seeds are best and will appeal to the most birds, here:

According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, the two best seeds to buy are black, oil-type sunflower and white prove millet. If you can, buy these seeds in bulk from seed or animal feed suppliers.

For more information on wild bird foods, see Feeding Wild Birds.

Read more: Nature, Nature & Wildlife

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6:10PM PDT on May 2, 2013

We had gotten some sunflower seed, birdseed that was full of weeds like it had just been taken out of the combine! Not cleaned out at all! Don't want those weeds in our yard!
You can't see into he sacks!
We changed the places we get it now!
Thank You

3:08AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

1:00AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

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1:00AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

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7:17AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:46AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Birds must be able to smell the seed although I did not think their sense of smell was great. As soon as we out out the seed for the parrots, they and cockatoos & galas come out of nowhere for a feed.

12:25PM PST on Jan 31, 2013

We have a great place to go for all kinds of quality bird food here in Bellingham, WA. It's Wild Bird Chalet and the owner is very knowledgeable too.

3:38AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

I just give them bread....

4:23AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Noted thanks.

8:03AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

Thank you

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