Bird Feeding Tips
Tips on attracting and feeding backyard birds.
Offering Mealworms with a Western Flavor
We often recommend presenting mealworms to add new excitement and attract new species to your backyard feeding program. Note the potential range of species which can be attracted by meal worms in some plains, foothills, and mountain settings (depending on your elevation, habitat type and weather conditions):
American Robin Mountain Chickadee
Black-billed Magpie Red-shafted Flicker
Back-capped Chickadee Pygmy Nuthatch
Black-headed Grosbeak Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper Spotted Towhee
Downy Woodpecker Various Jays
Hairy Woodpecker Various Warblers
House Wren Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird Western Tanager
Tip: When first feeding mealworms it will take time for your birds to adjust to this new food source. You may want to start with a small quantity, such as 100 to 500 mealworms. Now get ready for more bird feeding fun than ever!
Northern Flicker (top photo) © Shanna Dennis
2nd Photo - Red-breasted Nuthatch. © Janet-Furlong-Culpeper.