There are different types of bird seed out there. Let’s take a look at some of them. Remember, that even if you know everything about the bird seed types, you will still need to learn which one of them your bird needs most:
- This seed has a lot of starch and is a great idea for small birds. Finches, buntings, sparrows and the like will really appreciate the seed whether you throw it on the ground or place it in the appropriate feeders. You can even grow millet in your yard to become a natural source of food for the wild birds.
- Cheap milo seed. This is a cheap seed, however it doesn’t have too much nutritional value. Small birds will not be eating milo, since it is large and bulky. Wild turkeys and pheasants might appreciate the cheap milo. This seed is often used in different types of bird seed
- Nyger (or Niger or Nyjer). This seed has a lot of oil and is suitable for small birds, just like millet. Larger birds will often fly to pick the nyger off of the ground, after the smaller birds drop some of it from the feeders. Nyger will cost you more money than other seed, however there is almost no mess since it is mostly eaten up.
- Sunflower seeds. This is one of the most popular types of seed out there. It is suitable for practically any birds, including cardinals, sparrows, finches, woodpeckers and etc. Sunflowers are easy to grow on your own and they will become a natural source of food.
There are so many types of bird food out there that it is easy to get lost while choosing. Think about which wild birds live in your area and which ones you want to attract and go from there. Buy the food, which will be suitable for the birds you want.