Backyard Birds: Attract More Goldfinches to Your Yard
Take advantage of this golden opportunity and prepare your yard for goldfinch nesting season. Adult goldfinches will be raising young and, once fledged from the nest, showing them where to find food and water.
Goldfinches’ favorite food is Nyjer® (thistle). It’s high in protein and fat (which they love) and helps meet the demands of nesting and raising a family.
Goldfinches are also partial to fine sunflower chips which work well alone or combined with Nyjer, such as in our Finch Blend.
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.
Goldfinches are almost exclusively vegetarians. Unlike many birds that feed their young insects, goldfinches feed their young seeds. 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.