Goldfinches

How Do You Attract Goldfinches?

Nyjer, Straight Seed, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Nyjer

Nyjer® (thistle) is finches’ favorite food.

Nyjer’s high oil content makes it an excellent energy source for active birds, and it’s best used in our specially designed finch feeders. It is important to keep the food fresh because finches can be picky eaters. Nyjer has a thin shell and is vulnerable to spoilage while in the tube. Once seed starts to dry out and become stale, finches will look for fresher forage. Replace Nyjer in feeders every three to four weeks if it is not being actively eaten. Store your Nyjer in an airtight container for a longer shelf life, and buy in quantities that will be used up in a few weeks.

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Nyjer, Straight Seed, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Nyjer
Finch Seed Blend, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Finch Blend

Finch Blend includes Nyjer® (thistle) and fine sunflower chips. It’s a favorite of goldfinches, house finches, purple finches and pine siskins.

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Finch Seed Blend, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Finch Blend
No-Mess NM Seed Blend, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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No-Mess Blend NM

No shells. No mess. No millet. 100% edible. Our No-Mess No Millet Blend is great near flower beds, patios and decks.

Our unique No-Mess Blend No Millet Blend bird seed features seeds that have had their shells removed so only the meat of the seed is left. No hulls on the seeds makes for tidier feeding, since there’s no debris on the ground to clean up. Pound for pound, our No-Mess No Millet Blend bird seed offers the best value because you do not pay for uneaten seed waste. The birds eat everything.

Our No-Mess Blend’s mix of sunflower chips, tree nuts and shelled peanuts appeals to birds that eat at the feeder or on the ground.

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No-Mess NM Seed Blend, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
No-Mess Blends NM
Large EcoClean Finch, bird feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoClean Large Finch Feeder

Ten perches
Capacity: 1¾ qts
Dimensions: 23½” x 6½” x 6″
Tube: 19″ x 2¾” diameter

Designed to hold finch favorites like Nyjer® (thistle) and fine sunflower chips, our EcoClean® Large Finch Feeder has antimicrobial product protection built into the tube, all black powder coated metal components, the seed diverter and all perch covers. This Finch Feeder also has a Quick-Clean® removable bottom for easy cleaning and comes with a lifetime guarantee that also covers squirrel damage. Perch covers are not covered by the guarantee.

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 Large Finch Feeder with Quick-Clean Bottom, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoClean Finch Feeder
EcoClean Large Seed Tube Feeder, bird feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoClean Large Seed Tube Feeder

Six perches
Capacity: 1¾ qts
Dimensions: 24″ x 5½” x 5½”
Tube: 18¾” x 2¾” diameter

Our EcoClean® Large Seed Tube Feeder features antimicrobial product protection embedded into the tube, all black powder coated metal components, the seed diverter and all perch covers. This feeder also features a Quick-Clean® removable bottom that makes it easy to clean. This easy-to-fill, easy-to-hang feeder comes with a lifetime guarantee that also covers squirrel damage. Perch covers are not covered by the guarantee.

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 Seed Tube Large with Quick-Clean Bottom, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoClean Seed Tube Feeder
EcoClean Dinner Bell, 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.)

*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 Dinner Bell, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoClean Dinner Bell Feeder
Weather Guard Mesh Finch Feeder, Accessories, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Weather Guard

Weather Guard Diameter: 12″
Dimensions: 6″ x 12″ diameter

Add a WBU Weather Guard to our seed, tube, finch and peanut feeders to protect the food and birds from inclement weather. It has a lifetime guarantee and is easy to install.

(Feeder and bird food not included.)

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Weather Guard Mesh Finch Feeder, Accessories, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Weather Guard
Decorative Branch, Hardware, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Decorative Branch Perch

Placing an EZ-Attach Advanced Pole System® (APS) Decorative Branch Perch on your birdfeeding station is the perfect way to give your birds a little R and R between feedings.

Some birds will take turns eating at a bird feeder. Typically, they will wait out of view in a nearby tree or bush. Our decorative perch allows birds to remain in sight while they wait to eat. It can also be used to hang additional lightweight feeders.

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Decorative Branch, Hardware, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
APS Branch Perch
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 - Hanging

Other Info About Goldfinches

Do Goldfinches Migrate?

Goldfinches are somewhat migratory throughout their range while Siskins are highly nomadic moving around more often due to food crop availability.

What Foods Do Goldfinches Eat?

Nyjer, sunflower chips, oil sunflower, Bark Butter

Where Do Goldfinches Nest?

Nests in trees. Will not use a nest box. Will use offered nesting materials.

What Do Goldfinches Look Like?

Male and female plumages are similar, the female are paler. No seasonal plumage changes except in the American Goldfinch. Juvenile plumage similar to adult females.

Goldfinch Range Maps

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