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Bird Seed Selection Chart


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Wild Bird Seed Comparison Chart
Birdwatching is an entertaining and rewarding hobby. Many birders faithfully fill their feeders in hopes of catching a glimpse of brightly colored orioles, grosbeaks, cardinals, and other backyard favorites. Other birders feed wild birds to ensure that birds have a reliable food source throughout the year. No matter what your reasons are for feeding wild birds, the amount of birds at your feeder is greatly based on the food you place inside. The comparison chart below will help guide you through the wild bird seeds we offer so you can select the seed that will suit you and your wild birds.
Seed Type Attracts Seed Mix
Includes
Contains
Vitamins/
Minerals
Waste-
Free
Low-
Waste
High
Protein/
Fat/Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Black Oil Sunflower Seed
Black Oil Sunflower Seed
Cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, mourning doves, nuthatches, sparrows, tufted titmice, woodpeckers Black Oil Sunflower Seed       Protein
Fat
Doctors Foster and Smith Premium Cardinal Mix
Premium Cardinal Mix
Cardinals, tufted titmice, grosbeaks, jays, mourning doves, sparrows Black Oil Sunflower Seeds, Sunflower Kernels and Safflower Seeds       Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Cracked Corn
Cracked Corn
Blue jays, cardinals, evening grosbeaks, mourning doves, purple finches, red-breasted nuthatches, white-throated sparrows, woodpeckers 100% Cracked Corn   Yes    
Doctors Foster and Smith Economy Waste-Free Seed Mix
Economy Waste-Free Seed Mix
Bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, mourning doves, sparrows, towhees, warblers, woodpeckers Hulled White Proso Millet, Shelled Peanuts, Sunflower Hearts and Chips, Cracked Corn, and more   Yes   Protein
Fat
Doctors Foster and Smith Finch Seed Mix
Finch Seed Mix
Bushtits, cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, kinglets, mourning doves, nuthatches, sparrows White Proso Millet, Nyjer (Thistle) Seed, Sunflower Chips, Canary Grass Seed, and more   Yes   Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Berry & Seed Blend
Premium Specialty Blends™ Berry & Seed Blend
Bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, mourning doves, nuthatches, robins, sparrows, tanagers, thrushes, tufted titmice, towhees, warblers, woodpeckers Sunflower Seed, Safflower Seed, Shelled Peanuts, Sunflower Kernels, Dried Apples, Dried Cherries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, and Dried Raisins Yes   Yes Fat
Doctors Foster and Smith Nut, Seed & Berry Blend
Premium Specialty Blends™ Nut, Seed & Berry Blend
Bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, mourning doves, nuthatches, robins, sparrows, tanagers, thrushes, tufted titmice, towhees, warblers, woodpeckers Sunflower Kernels, Sunflower Seed, Shelled Peanuts, Safflower, Dried Raisins, Dried Cranberries, and more Yes   Yes Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Nyjer Thistle Seed
Nyjer Thistle Seed
Chickadees, finches, mourning doves, white-throated sparrows 100% "Guizotia Abyssinica" (nyjer thistle seed)   Yes   Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Premium Waste-Free Total Cuisine
Premium Finch Seed Mix
Finches, mourning doves, sparrows Sunflower Chips and Nyjer (Thistle) Seed   Yes   Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Hull-Free Blend
Premium Specialty Blends™ Hull-Free Blend
Cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, mourning doves, nuthatches, sparrows, tufted titmice, warblers, woodpeckers Sunflower Kernels, Shelled Peanuts, Tree Nuts (May Contain Pistachios, Almonds, Pecans, or Walnuts), Dried Raisins, and more Yes Yes   Protein
Fat
Doctors Foster and Smith Safflower Seed
Safflower Seed
Cardinals, titmice, chickadees, finches, redpolls 100% Safflower Seed       Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Waste-Free Fine Sunflower Chips
Waste-Free Fine Sunflower Chips
Bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, mourning doves, nuthatches, robins, sparrows, tufted titmice, woodpeckers 100% Sunflower Kernels   Yes   Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Woodpecker Blend
Premium Specialty Blends™ Woodpecker Blend
Bluebirds, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, mourning doves, nuthatches, robins, sparrows, tanagers, thrushes, warblers, woodpeckers Sunflower Kernels, Shelled Peanuts, Tree Nuts (May contain Pistachios, Walnuts, Pecans, or Almonds), Dried Cranberries, Dried Apples, Dried Juniper Berries, Dried Papaya, and more Yes   Yes Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith White Millet
White Millet
Cowbirds, finches, juncos, mourning doves, sparrows 100% White Millet     Yes  
Doctors Foster and Smith Red Millet
Red Millet
Cowbirds, finches, grackles, juncos, mourning doves, sparrows 100% Red Millet     Yes  
Doctors Foster and Smith Gray Striped Sunflower Seed
Gray Striped Sunflower Seed
Cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, nuthatches, titmice 100% Gray Striped Sunflower Seed       Protein
Fat
Fiber
Doctors Foster and Smith Peanuts
Peanuts
Chickadees, jays, nutcrackers, nuthatches, tufted titmice, sapsuckers, woodpeckers, wrens 100% Unsalted, In-Shell Peanuts       Protein
Fat
Fiber
Seed Type Attracts Seed Mix Includes Contains
Vitamins/
Minerals
Waste-
Free
Low-
Waste
High
Protein/
Fat/Fiber

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