Red-bellied Woodpecker. Photo: SMRA/Bonnie Coe.

more about the bird seed we sell

Sunflower
Striped
Black Oil
Chips
All forms of sunflower seed attract most seed eating birds. The striped generally has larger seeds. The black oil gives the birds more energy and a more consistent smaller seed and thinner shell. The coarse sunflower chips leave no hull residue.
Mixed Seed
Mixed seed contains a percentage of sunflower seeds as well as other types of seed. As in past years, we are offering a customized SMRAS mix. The Economy mix may be preferred by those who want to cut down on the sunflower seed to reduce the amount of hulls under a feeder. The No Mess Mix will leave practically no residue because all hulls are removed. Mixed seed compositions are listed individually below.
Special
SMRAS Mix
10% striped sunflower
25% black oil sunflower
40% white millet
15% cracked corn
5% safflower
5% peanuts
See below for more information on individual seed types found in mixed bird seeds.
Economy Mix
10% black oil
sunflower
45% white millet
45% cracked corn
See below for more information on individual seed types found in mixed bird seeds.
No Mess
(no shells)
50% sunflower hearts
10% hulled white millet
25% whole peanuts
5% niger thistle
5% fine cracked corn
See below for more information on individual seed types found in mixed bird seeds.
Other Seeds
The individual seed types below are particularly attractive to certain birds.
Thistle (Niger)
A very small, black seed that is a favorite of goldfinches. A special feeder with small feeding ports or a fine meshed sock is needed.
Cracked Corn
Attractive for ground feeders like mourning doves, blue jays and sparrows—as well as squirrels and other mammals.
Millet
Small round seeds that are particularly attractive to smaller birds such as sparrows but also doves.
Peanut Parts
A high energy feed that appeals to both birds and squirrels. Enjoyed by titmice, nuthatches & chickadees. Kernels are peanut halves; hearts are peanut centers.
Safflower
Noted for not being attractive to (most) squirrels and starlings. Rodents don't (usually) like it; but cardinals and chickadees do.
General Info on Suet Suet is animal fat. It is the most concentrated source of energy you can offer wild birds. Particularly attracts woodpeckers, but also nuthatches and chickadees or other insect-eating birds overwintering in our area. Best offered in a hanging wire mesh feeder to avoid midnight raccoon raids.
Suet Cakes
with Seed
We are offering suet mixed with seed available in single 11 oz cakes or in a box of 12 cakes.