Bird Seed Eagle River AK

Local resource for bird seed in Eagle River, AK. 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.

Recluse Gardens And Greenhouse
(907) 373-0947
4401 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK

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Smg Landscapes
(907) 333-4413
2520 Chandalar Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Tryck Nursery
(907) 345-2507
Rabbit Creek Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Mill Feed & Garden
(907) 276-6016
1501 E 1st Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Bush Landscaping & Nursery
(907) 344-2775
2848 Lore Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Far North Garden Supply
(907) 333-3141
2834 Boniface Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Botanical Garden
(907) 770-3692
4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
P & M Garden Services Inc
(907) 694-9293
Mi 3 1/2 Eagle River Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Aurora Nursery
(907) 746-6811
2610 Minnesota Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Bells Nursery & Gifts
(907) 243-1020
7653 Cranberry St
Anchorage, AK
 
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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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