Bird Seed Comparison Guide

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 NameContentRecommended Feeder TypeBest ForBetter ForGood For
Audubon Select BlendOil Sunflower, White Millet, CornTray and HopperGround-feeding birds
Ohio No Mess BlendSunflower Chips (no hulls), Shelled Peanuts, Hulled White Millet, CornTray and HopperWide variety of songbirds
WBU Choice BlendOil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, Sunflower Chips, Shelled PeanutsTray and HopperYear-round feeding of Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmice, Jays, Woodpeckers and other woodland birds.
WBU Deluxe BlendOil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, White MilletTube, Tray and HopperAll around feeding: winter Sparrows, Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmice, Finches and Doves
WBU Supreme BlendOil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, Sunflower ChipsTube, Hopper, especially in mature suburban habitatsCardinals, Chickadees, Finches and Titmice
WBU Choice Plus Winter BlendOil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Safflower, Sunflower Chips, Shelled Peanuts, Chopped Tree Nuts – plus Cherries, Cranberries, bark butter bits, and calciumTray and Hopper (larger nut pieces may clog seed ports in small tube feeders)Wide variety of songbirds; seed and nut caching birds such as nuthatches; and winter finches.
Sunflower ChipsPure sunflower chips: no hullsTube, Hopper feeders where seed has some protection from rain and snowPine Siskins, Crossbills, Grosbeaks, other finches, Bluebirds, Robins, Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmice, Carolina Wrens, Nuthatches
Black Oil SunflowerThe richest sunflower seeds, with hullsTube, Tray, and Hopper feeders where hull buildup can be removed or does not matterCrossbills, Grosbeaks, other finches, Bluebirds, Robins, Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches
Safflower Safflower seedsTube, Hopper feeders where seed has some protection from rain and snowCrossbills, Grosbeaks, other finches, Bluebirds, Robins, Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches. Blackbirds, Grackles, and squirrels typically do not eat safflower.
Nyjer “Thistle” SeedPure Nyjer seedsSpecialty finch feeders designed for Nyjer seed. Note: shorter shelf life (3-4 months) than most seeds. Store in a dry, cool place.Goldfinches
SuetBest in suet cake feeders with a “tail prop” feature to support large and small woodpeckersWoodpeckers, including flickers and sapsuckersChickadees, Titmice, Carolina Wrens, Nuthatches
Peanuts in ShellBest in mesh whole peanut specialty feeders or in tray feedersBlue Jays, squirrelsWoodpeckers, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches.
Peanut PiecesRaw peanuts without shellsBest in suet cake feeders with a “tail prop” feature to support large and small woodpeckersWoodpeckers, Blue Jays, NuthatchesChickadees, Titmice, Carolina Wrens