Bird Seed Bensenville IL

Local resource for bird seed in Bensenville, IL. Includes detailed information on local resources that give access to straight birdseed, mixed birdseed, parrot food, macaw food, black sunflower seeds, wild birdseed, and safflowerseed, as well as advice and content on bird food.

Schwarz Nursery & Garden Center
(630) 627-6261
21 W 020 Army Trail Rd
Addison, IL
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Berthold's Flower Barn
(847) 439-2650
434 E. Devon Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Vegetables

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Hausermann Orchids, Inc.
(630) 543-6855
2N134 Addison Rd # 3
Villa Park, IL
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Orchids, Plants, Vegetables

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Lurvey Landscape Supply & Garden Center
(847) 824-7411
2550 East Dempster Street
Des Plaines, IL
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All Purpose Fertilizer, Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Anti-Dessicants, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Artificial Rock, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Basket Liners, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Boulders, Bulb Fertilizer, Bulb Planters, Bulbs, Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Coconut / Moss Liners, Compost, Composting, Container / Barrel Water Garden Kits, Container Accessories, Container Gardening, Co…

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Germania Seed Co.
(773) 631-6631
Po Box 31787
Chicago, IL

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Berthold's Floral, Gifts and Garden Center
(847) 439-2600
434 East Devon Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Turfgrass / Sod, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Jewel Food Stores
(708) 531-6539
1955 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
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Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products

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Pesche's Nursery & Aquatic Garden Center
(847) 759-2800
1400 Rand Road (US -12)
Des Plaines, IL
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Pesche's Flowers & Garden Center
(847) 299-1300
170 South River Road
Des Plaines, IL
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Platt Hill Nursery, Inc.
(630) 529-9394
222 West Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL
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Bird Seeds | Healthy bird seed formulations for wild birds

Healthy bird seed formulations for wild birds

Quality bird seeds deliver all the nutrients required by both wild and domesticated birds to enjoy health and vitality. However, different bird species have different nutritional needs, and some birds will eat certain foods while others won't touch them.

If you're buying pet bird seed, your best bet is to talk to your vet or a domesticated-bird professional to find out what type of food is optimal. However, you'll need to do a little of your own research if you're planning to use wild bird seeds to attract untamed feathered visitors to your yard.

Food in the Wild vs. Formulated Bird Seeds

It's important to understand that virtually every species of wild bird has preferred foods, as well as foods they'll readily eat when preferred foods are not available. By understanding this, you'll be able to appeal to their natural tastes and provide them with a meal they'll keep coming back for.

Sometimes, these needs are easy to provide for. Cardinals, for example, prefer to eat sunflower seeds, so you can attract them to your yard simply by stocking your bird feeders with these readily available treats. Similarly, hummingbirds prefer nectars and small insects, so providing some protein, sugar water and sweetened seeds will coax them to visit you.

However, you'll need to get creative to attract certain birds. For instance, owls are predators, feeding on small mammals, snakes and birds. Since it's unlikely that you'll be able to offer them these to eat, you're best off attracting owls by offering them a source of clean, fresh water.

Easy Bird Seed Recipes You Can Make Yourself

If you don't want to stock your bird seed houses with generic wholesale bird seed, you can create tasty and nutritious homemade snacks for wild birds using common household ingredients.

To make filler for your bird feeder, take 1 cup each of cooking oil, peanut butter, shortening and cracked corn, and mix in enough wild bird seeds to crea...

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