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Covered top to bottom in black oil sunflower seeds, safflower seeds and millet grain, our exclusive Birdseed Chalet is irresistible to most birds. And once they’ve picked it clean, the sturdy wooden structure remains a viable bird shelter. But you can also recover your chalet to create a never-ending feast for your feathered friends.
1. Using a butter knife, spread an even layer of peanut butter or honey on the roof, walls and base of the chalet.
2. Cover all the sticky surfaces with fresh seeds or other treats.
3. Hang your feeder and enjoy the show!
While most songbirds are attracted to black oil sunflower seeds and safflower seeds, there are many other morsels you can use to cover your bird chalet, including bread, nuts and fruits. Check the guide below to see how to please your favorite backyard birds, and for best results, use a variety of enticing treats.
APPLE HALVES OR SLICES—Attracts bluebirds, buntings, cardinals, grosbeaks, hairy woodpeckers, mockingbirds, orioles, robins, tanagers, thrashers, thrushes, waxwings and wrens.
BREAD CHUNKS OR CRUMBS—Attracts bluebirds, blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, doves, flickers, grosbeaks, house wrens, juncos, magpies, mockingbirds, nuthatches, red-winged blackbirds, robins, tanagers, titmice, thrashers and thrushes.
CRACKED CORN—Attracts blue jays, cardinals, doves, juncos, nuthatches, red-bellied woodpeckers, red-winged blackbirds and towhees.
GRAPES—Attracts bluebirds, robins, rose-breasted grosbeaks, thrushes and towhees.
MEALWORMS—Attracts bluebirds, flycatchers, robins, tanagers and thrushes.
NYJER SEED—Attracts doves, goldfinches, house finches, juncos and purple finches.
UNSALTED PEANUTS—Attracts blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, goldfinches, juncos, magpies, nuthatches, red-bellied woodpeckers, titmice and towhees.