Types of bird food

Types of bird food

We take you through the different types of bird food and explain when and how to use them.

Feeding the birds is a British obsession. And quite right too – providing supplementary food for garden birds can make the difference between surviving winter and not, and can also help them raise more young each spring. Below we list the different types of food available to buy and grow, detailing which birds are attracted to them.

The number one rule of feeding garden birds is to make sure the food you provide is fresh. Never leave out mouldy food or leave food for too long in your bird feeders. keeping bird feeders clean is also vital to stopping the spread of bird diseases such as salmonella and trichomonosis.

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