Wagner's 62059 Greatest Variety Blend Wild Bird Food, 16-Pound Bag
- Our best mix to attract the greatest variety of colorful songbirds
- A gourmet blend with 11 different ingredients including 40% sunflower
- Can be fed in a tube, hopper, or platform feeders
- Highest quality grains used in blending
- Made in the USA
Wagner’s Greatest Variety Blend
Our ultimate food for the greatest variety of birds! Different birds have different food preferences which is why we have included the greatest variety of bird food ingredients in this product. With these 11 carefully selected bird food ingredients, we promise that Greatest Variety will attract all your favorite songbirds. The black oil sunflower, striped sunflower and sunflower chips, which together represent over 40% of the blend are the top food choice for the greatest number of wild bird species. By offering sunflower seeds in different sizes, birds of various sizes can find their favorite food. White millet, red millet, cracked corn, and red milo will attract a variety of ground feeders such as Tree Sparrows, Song Sparrows, House Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Mourning Doves to your backyard. Nyjer, peanut kernels, canary seed and safflower, will attract specific species of preferred birds ranging from Cardinals, Chickadees and Titmice to Jays, Finches and Woodpeckers.
Bird Feeding Fundamentals - When Feeding Wild Birds, There Are 4 Keys To a Successful Program
Provide different types of food to attract more variety of birds. Sunflower is a great seed that many species love. Higher quality mixes attract more birds. Keep feeders full so birds will continue to visit.
Provide a variety of feeders to attract the greatest variety of birds. Use hoppers and tube feeders for Sunflower and mixes. Use Finch feeders for Nyjer and Finch mixes. Platform feeders will accommodate ground feeding birds.
Provide a shallow water source (2 inch-3 inch deep) so birds can bathe and drink. Water also attracts birds that feeding stations alone cannot, such as ones that feed on insects alone.
Place feeders in locations already frequented by birds. Place by shrubs and/or trees to offer protection.
Where should I locate my feeder to attract the most birds?
Make sure that your feeder is close to natural shelter such as trees and shrubs to provide protection for your birds, but be careful not to make it too convenient for squirrels. Also, place it in a location so that you can enjoy watching the activities of your feathered friends.
Should I feed the birds year-round?
Yes, birds need food year-round, so it is best to keep bird feeders full all year. Birds have a high metabolism and need to continually eat. Birds nest from late winter through late summer and during these months there is not an abundance of natural foods, so they need additional food for breeding and raising their young.
What is the best bird food?
Oil Sunflower Seed is one of the best seeds to have in a wild bird food mix. It is popular with a large number of species and is easy to feed in a variety of feeder styles. Wagner's blends provide a wide selection of seed choices that will attract a largest variety of birds to the backyard feeder. Wagner's has the mixes that will attract the species you want and will fit any budget.
How can I attract specific birds and not attract others (e.g. starlings, grackles and cowbirds)?
Make sure that you have the right bird food to attract specific birds. Sunflower is a great seed that many species love. Also specialty blends, such as Wagner's Cardinal Blend or Finches Supreme, will attract these specific birds. Birdseed with less milo and corn won't attract as many cowbirds, grackles and starlings if you would rather not see these birds.
How do I stop squirrels from eating all of my birdseed?
Squirrels are a common problem at bird feeders. There are now a number of feeder styles designed to prevent squirrels from reaching the seed. Additionally, there are two seeds that squirrels do not like -- safflower and nyjer seed. An optional method is to supply the squirrels with their own supply of food away from the bird feeder area. Cracked corn works nicely.
Where and how should I store my bird seed after I bring it home?
Store your bird seed elevated on a shelf in a cool, dry location. Make sure that it is closed or sealed tightly in original package or in a storage container. It is important that the storage location has good air circulation and is away from direct sunlight or heat source. You should avoid storing your bird seed on a cement floor, since moisture from the floor can be transferred to the seed.