Bird Feeding Tips
Tips on attracting and feeding backyard birds.
A New Wiggle in Bird Feeding
Mealworms are an increasingly popular bird food, used year round. They are a protein—packed food source that is excellent for attracting all kinds of beautiful insect-eating birds. Happily, mealworms are neither smelly nor slimy so they are easy to use and easy to store too.
Mealworm feeders may easily become the busiest feeders in your yard. Several available feeders have smooth surfaces to keep your mealworms from crawling out; some have adjustable tops, so you can control the size of the birds which come to dine.
Carolina Wren. Photo by Janet-Furlong-Culpeper
Buy a few hundred mealworms from your local wild bird specialty store and try offering them to your birds. You might be surprised at the delightful visitors who now show up at your feeders!
Eastern Bluebird. Photo by Nic Allen
Yellow-rumped Warbler. Photo by Janet-Furpong-Culpeper