Top 10 Backyard Birds

Birdfeeders Etc. offers a challenge to you and your family. Can you attract and observe the National Bird-Feeding Society’s list of top ten most wanted backyard birds? Many of these birds are migratory so you will have to look for them in the spring and summer. Others you may only see during the breeding or winter season. No matter what time of year, these top 10 backyard birds will visit your bird stations if provided the proper environment of food, housing, water and safety. Remember Birdfeeders Etc… has everything you need to attract these 10 birds to your urban, suburban and rural environments.

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Northern Cardinals

The Northern Cardinal’s bright red male is easy to spot, especially when perched on an evergreen tree or on your birdfeeder in the middle of winter. Northern Cardinals are usually the first birds to your feeder in the morning and the last ones to leave at night. This knowledge, the right bird feed, and a hopper bird feeder such as the Allied Precision Sky Café Feeder or a window bird feeder like our Duncraft Cardinal One Way Mirror Window Bird Feeder will arm you for crossing this popular bird from your list.

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Mourning Doves

The Mourning Dove is typically a ground feeder. Once you hear the mourning cry of the dove look low to find this sweet bird. The best type of bird feeder to attract the mourning dove is a platform bird feeder such as our Duncraft All-Metal Champion Platform Feeder. With the perfect platform feeder in your yard, and the right amount of food and water, you can enjoy watching these birds year round.

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Dark Eyed Juncos

Dark Eyed Juncos flit about the forest floors in abundant numbers throughout North America. You’ll be sure to find these crisply marked birds at your feeders or on the ground surrounding your feeder. Dark Eyed Juncos prefer stability while they eat, so you will experience the most luck with a ground tray feeder. Try our Woodlink 3-in-1 Platform Bird Feeder great for attracting the Dark Eyed Junco. You’ll recognize them easily by their crisp markings and bright white tail feathers that present when they take off into flight.

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Downy Woodpeckers

The Downy Woodpecker is a very popular little woodpecker found in backyards across North America. It is a similar size to its songbird compatriots such as the chickadees and nuthatches. To attract the Downy Woodpecker out of your trees and to your feeder, utilize seed balls and suet bird feeders such as our Woodlink Going Green Suet Feeder. You’re sure to see this little acrobat feed as he hangs upside down.

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American Goldfinches

American Goldfinches tend to travel in flocks. They are most attracted to Nyjer seed feeders and will readily come to your yard if you supply dinner with a Nyjer bird feeder like our Bird Quest Finches Favorite 3 Tube Nyjer Feeder. In order to accommodate the whole flock consider having numerous nyjer feeders spaced throughout your yard. These little guys appear like they won’t eat much but don’t be surprised if you have to refill your bird feeders weekly.

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Blue Jays

Often getting a bad rap for his aggressive behavior, the blue jay is sure to add a brilliant flash of blue to your bird feeder. A large bird, measuring up to 12” long, this feathered friend is extremely intelligent. The blue jays size and intelligence gets him into trouble with other birds at your feeder. Be sure to offer him whole peanuts in a hanging bird feeder or platform bird feeder such as our Woodlink Square Lantern Feeder in a location away from your other bird feeders.

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American Crows

The hoarse, cawing sounds of these big black birds is recognizable all over North America. You’ll find these intelligent birds in the treetops, in fields, along roadsides and in various other habitats such as open woods, empty beaches and town centers. American Crows are rarely found alone and are not picky with their type of food including road-kill into their diet. Crows do not typically feed from bird feeders. Feeding worms and other proteins scattered about your backyard can attract the American Crow.

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Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadees

Chickadees are always on the lookout for high energy foods such as insects, seed and berries. You’ll usually find these little guys in groups coming to and from your bird feeder at regular intervals. Try our Woodlink Aluminum Peanut & Black Oil Scree Feeder to attract these birds. Chickadees are extremely curious about their environment so don’t be surprised if even you get studied by this little capped cutie.

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House Finches

The House Finch has a long twittering song heard in yards all over North America. Like their cousin the gold finch, these birds are small and nimble enjoying nyjer bird feeders such as our Woodlink Brushed Copper Nyjer Screen Feeder. The House Finches have a distinctive red head and travel in flocks. As one of the most common backyard birds, you should have no problem spotting this little guy at your backyard birdfeeder.

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Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmice like to eat one seed at a time, carrying to a nearby branch to break it open and eat it before returning to your feeder. For this reason they are extremely hard to photograph. Titmice prefer black-oil sunflower seeds from tube feeders such as our Woodlink Brushed Copper Mixed Seed Tube Feeder. Unfortunately so do squirrels. Remember this when considering what kind of tube feeder you want to hang to obtain this popular backyard bird.

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