Bushtits

How Do You Attract Bushtits?

Naturally Nuts Suet, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Naturally Nuts Suet

Dimensions: 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ x 1-1/3″

Suet is a high-energy, pure fat substance that is invaluable to birds. Our Naturally Nuts® Suet is loaded with lots of yummy nuts, and birds such as woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches love to eat it.

Avoid the mess of melted suet. Offer No-melt suet dough when seasonal temperatures are above 95º F and Suet when temperatures are below 95ºF. All of our Suet and No-melt dough is rendered and refined to remove impurities that cause spoilage. No-melt dough is designed to withstand temperatures up to 130° F.

Offering suet at a backyard feeding station is a great way to attract a wide variety of insect-eating birds. Birds that eat suet will still find natural food sources such as insects, insect eggs and grubs to get a well-rounded diet.

Since suet can be messy to put into the cages, try freezing the suet before putting it in the feeder. This will make the cake contract, allowing it to fit in the suet cage more easily and reduce waste.

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Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Bark Butter

Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® has been improved with added calcium!

No bird food attracts more species of birds than Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter®. Created by Jim Carpenter, founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, Bark Butter is a spreadable suet that can be easily smeared on tree bark or a Bark Butter Feeder to attract birds such as chickadees, nuthatches, catbirds, cardinals, mockingbirds, wrens, woodpeckers, towhees, Brown Creepers, grosbeaks, robins and more. This exclusive food option is made from suet, peanut butter and corn for a high energy treat your birds will love.

Jim Carpenter is the founder and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited and the creator of Jim’s Birdacious Treats, Trays & Toppers™. This fun, revolutionary system turns a small outdoor space into a bird feeding system with lots of activity.

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Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Bark Butter on a Tree Trunk, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Mealworms, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Mealworms

Mealworms are the larvae of the beetle Tenebrio molitor. Birds such as chickadees, bluebirds, wrens and woodpeckers will eat mealworms, if they are placed in a feeder accessible to the birds. Because mealworms can crawl, it is best to place them in a feeder where they cannot crawl out.

Mealworms can be kept for weeks at 40 – 50° F. For longer storage they should be placed in bran flakes, wheat bran or corn meal in a container having air holes. A potato or apple slice should be kept in the container for the worms to use as a moisture source.

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Mealworms, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Shelled Peanuts, Straight Seed, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Shelled Peanuts

Peanuts are the best single source of protein and fat for your birds and a great addition to the choices you offer in your yard.

Peanuts are a high-energy food, and a wide variety of birds really enjoy them. Birds such as woodpeckers, titmice, nuthatches, chickadees, jays and more will frequent peanut feeders. Many of their visits will be to carry peanuts off and cache them for a later meal. We offer a variety of bird feeders that allow the birds to pull the peanuts from the feeder, and they can cling anywhere they want.

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Shelled Peanuts, Straight Seed, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoTough Tail Prop, bird feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoTough Tail Prop Suet Feeder

Capacity: 1 cake
Dimensions: 18¾” x 8″ x 3″

The EcoTough® Tail Prop Suet Feeder lets birds eat in a natural way. The paddle simulates a tree trunk and offers birds a place to prop their tail while they feed. Our feeder holds one suet cake, is easy to fill and hangs anywhere.

EcoTough feeders and houses are environmentally friendly, high quality products that are made from recycled plastic milk jugs. These feeders and houses prevent used milk jugs from making their way into our landfills. EcoTough feeders and houses won’t rot, crack, fade or warp like wood can. They also come with limited lifetime guarantees.

(Bird food not included.)

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EcoTough Tail Prop Suet Feeder, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoTough Tail Prop Suet Feeder
EcoClean Dinner Bell with Seed Cylinder, bird feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoClean Dinner Bell Feeder

Capacity: 1 qt
Dimensions: 16″ x 12″ diameter

Our most versatile feeder is now available with antimicrobial product protection built into the tray. Though the tray now features a smoky look, the clear roof still allows birds to easily find food. The Dinner Bell™ tray prevents food from falling to the ground, and its dome raises and lowers, allowing you to feed smaller birds while deterring larger birds, such as starlings, grackles and doves. The dome also provides birds and food protection from the elements. Backed with a lifetime guarantee, the Dinner Bell is easy to fill and hang, and its tray is top rack, dishwasher safe.

Available exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited, our EcoClean® feeders and accessories are the most advanced bird feeding products available on the market. EcoClean products feature a patented technology that inhibits the surface growth of damaging bacteria, mold and other microbes. This protection won’t wash or wear away, and it uses environmentally friendly technology.

(Bird food not included.)

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EcoClean Dinner Bell, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoClean Dinner
Bell Feeder
EcoClean Mesh Peanut Bird Feeder with Quick-Clean Bottom, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoClean Mesh Peanut Feeder

Capacity: 1¼ qts
Dimensions: 19″ x 3¾” diameter
Tube: 14″ x 3¾” diameter

Easy to fill with shelled peanuts and backed with a lifetime guarantee, this feeder has antimicrobial product protection embedded in powder coating on the mesh metal tube and all black powder coated metal components as well as the plastic seed diverter. And now, it features a removable base, making it easier to clean.

Peanuts are a high-energy food that attract birds, such as woodpeckers, titmice, nuthatches, chickadees, jays and more.

Available exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited, our EcoClean® feeders and accessories are the most advanced bird feeding products available on the market. EcoClean products feature a patented technology that inhibits the surface growth of damaging bacteria, mold and other microbes. This protection won’t wash or wear away, and it uses environmentally friendly technology.

(Bird food not included.)

*Contact your local Wild Birds Unlimited Store for product availability. Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores.
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EcoClean Mesh Peanut Bird Feeder with Quick-Clean Bottom, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoClean Mesh Peanut
Feeder with Quick-Clean Bottom
APS Basic Setup, Hardware, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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APS Basic Setup – Hanging

Our exclusive, patented Advanced Pole System® (APS) Basic Setup is the perfect beginning to your ultimate bird feeding and/or watering station designed to meet your own individual needs.

Just twist the 4-foot base pole into the ground using the convenient corkscrew auger. Next slide the Stabilizer onto the base pole and push into the ground (Tests show the stabilizer holds the pole straight in up to 35 MPH wind gusts). Add the extension pole and arms and top it with the decorative finial; then fill and hang your bird feeders.

Includes:

  • 48″ base pole
  • 48″ extension pole
  • double crook arm
  • two-piece large stabilizer
  • chickadee finial

Also, be sure to shop through our other bird feeding supplies to complement all your bird feeding needs.

(Feeders and bird food not included.)

*Contact your local Wild Birds Unlimited Store for product availability. Some products are species specific and not carried at all stores.
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APS Basic Setup, Hardware, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
APS Basic Setup
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Other Info About Bushtits

Do Bushtits Migrate?

The Bushtit is a non-migratory, year-round resident throughout their range.

What Foods Do Bushtits Eat?

Oil sunflower, sunflower chips, mealworms, peanuts in the shell, peanut pieces, suet blends, Bark Butter®

Where Do Bushtits Nest?

Nests in trees and bushes. Will not use a nest box.

What Do Bushtits Look Like?

Male and female have similar plumage with the male having a dark eye and the female’s light (cream, yellow, or white). No seasonal plumage changes. Juvenile plumage similar to adults.

Bushtit Range Maps

Maps provided by Birds of North America Online.
Maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.