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.

By the Care2 Staff.


Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.3 years ago

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

Elena B.
Elena Bonati3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

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.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

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.

paul m.
paul m.3 years ago

I just give them bread....

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

Noted thanks.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you