Bird Seed Yorktown VA

Local resource for bird seed in Yorktown, VA. 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.

Ken Matthews Landscape Nursery
(757) 898-7799
4921 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Yorktown, VA
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Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bath & Personal Care Products, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Business Services, Candles & Holders, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Fragrances, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Grass Seed, Groundcovers, Hardsc…

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Ashe's Nursery
(804) 642-2366
1559 Greate Rd
Gloucester Point, VA

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Anderson's Home & Garden Showplace
(757) 599-3510
11250 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA
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McDonald Garden Center
(757) 722-7463
1139 W Pembroke Ave
Hampton, VA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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The Barton Nursery
(804) 693-3622
6565 Ever Green Ln
Gloucester, VA

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The Flower Pot
(757) 875-0500
6417 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA
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Cut Flowers, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Andersons Greenhouses
(757) 599-3510
11250 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA

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Countryside Gardens
(757) 722-9909
220 E. Mercury Blvd.
Hampton, VA
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Williamsburg Pottery
(757) 564-3326
Route 60
Lightfoot, VA
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Florist, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Tatterson Greenhouses
(804) 725-3301
3662 Newpoint Comfort
Port Haywood, VA
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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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