Bird Seed The Dalles OR

Local resource for bird seed in The Dalles, OR. 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.

Mount Hood Gardens, Inc.
(503) 386-4119
1570 Orchard Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Hood River Garlic
(541) 386-1220
P.O. Box 1701
Hood River, OR

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Davis Family Farm, Inc.
(541) 752-0697
4380 Ne Hwy 20
Corvallis, OR
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Hayesville Nursery
(503) 393-9148
4252 Hayesville Dr Ne
Salem, OR

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Cascade Greenhouses
(541) 546-2600
5140 Sw Bear Dr
Madras, OR

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Columbia Gorge Center Nursery
(503) 386-7788
2940 Thomsen Rd
Hood River, OR
Products / Services
Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Vanguard Nursery
(509) 493-1549
150 Dock Grade Rd
White Salmon, WA

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Thomas Creek Nursery
(503) 394-3478
38400 Robinson Dr
Scio, OR

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Wilsonville Garden Center
(503) 682-9507
27755 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Florist, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Holiday Items, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Fertilizers,…

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Tryon Creek Nursery
(503) 244-8884
10400 Sw Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR

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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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