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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

Summer Is Flying By

Summertime is a Great Time to Feed the Birds

Summer is the most heavily bird-populated season in most of North America. Access to bird feeders allows nesting females to spend less time foraging, which can lead to better protection of eggs from predators, earlier fledging of the nestlings and higher survival rates of the broods.

Once fledglings leave the nest, watch as their parents teach them to eat from your feeders. It's a fascinating interaction!

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Attract More Goldfinches to Your Yard

Goldfinch on Seed Tube

Food

    Goldfinches’ favorite food is Nyjer® (thistle). It’s high in protein and fat (which they love).
    Goldfinches are also partial to fine sunflower chips which work well alone or combined with Nyjer, such as in our Finch Blend.
Goldfinches on an EcoClean® Finch Feeder

Feeders

    Our EcoClean® and Quick-Clean® Finch Feeders are specially-designed for Nyjer and Sunflower Chips and are perfect for the small bills of goldfinches. These feeders protect food from excess moisture and are easy to clean with their removable bases.
    We also offer Mesh Finch Feeders that are perfect for attracting goldfinches and meeting their needs.
Goldfinch on Birdbath

Water

    Goldfinches are almost exclusively vegetarians. Because of this high-vegetation diet, they drink a lot of water.
    Goldfinches will also use a bird bath for bathing. Attract birds with more success with a Water Wiggler™. It creates ripples in the water to attract birds’ attention. The ripples also prevent mosquitoes from using the bath as a breeding ground.