Bird Seed Northbrook IL

Local resource for bird seed in Northbrook, 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.

Didier Farms
(847) 634-3291
16678 W Aptakisic Road
Lincolnshire, IL
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Charles J. Fiore Nursery Company
(847) 913-1414
16606 W. Highway 22
Prairie View, IL
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The Branch Inc.
(847) 831-9580
300 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park, IL
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Moore Landscapes, Inc.
(847) 564-9393
1869 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
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Pasquesi Home & Gardens
(847) 234-6776
1045 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, IL
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Sunshine Systems
(866) 576-5868
250 Parkway Drive Suite 150
Lincolnshire, IL

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Rolling Hills Nursery
(847) 634-3200
22149 North Pet Lane
Prairie View, IL
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Red's Garden Center & Fireplace Logs, Inc.
(847) 272-1209
3460 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL
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Hibbard Road Gardens
(847) 275-2162
1919 Glendale Ave
Northbrook, IL

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Chicago Botanic Garden
(847) 835-5440
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, 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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