Woodpeckers

How Do You Attract Woodpeckers?

Nuts & Berries Suet, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Nuts & Berries Suet

Dimensions: 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ x 1-1/3″

With our Nuts & Berries Suet, it’s easy to provide your birds an extra energy boost. Loaded with peanuts, almonds, pecans and cranberries, Nuts & Berries is designed to attract suet- and fruit-eating birds like woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, wrens and more. All of our suets are rendered and refined to remove impurities that cause spoilage.

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 cage more easily and reduce waste.

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Nuts & Berries Suet, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Nuts & Berries Suet
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
Bark Butter
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
Shelled Peanuts
TreeNutty Plus Seed Blend, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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TreeNutty Plus Blend

TreeNutty™ Plus Blend is loaded with chopped tree nuts, shelled peanuts and sunflower chips along with oil sunflower, striped sunflower and raisins. It also contains added calcium, an important ingredient that helps promote strong bones and eggs. Try offering TreeNutty Plus Blend in your hopper or seed tube feeders or our Dinner Bell™ bird feeder.

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TreeNutty Plus Seed Blend, Bird Food, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
TreeNutty Plus Blend
JIm's Birdacious Bark Butter Feeder, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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Bark Butter Feeder

Dimensions: 8″ x 6½” x 3½”

This little feeder is not only great for attracting birds with peanut butter, but also for offering Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter®, the treat that has attracted more than 138 different species of birds. Made of cedar, the Bark Butter Feeder is easy to use. Simply apply a generous amount of peanut butter or Bark Butter to each hole in the feeder. Use fork prongs to make ridges in the Bark Butter, making it easier for your birds to grab a bite.

(Bird food and hardware not included.)

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JIm's Birdacious Bark Butter Feeder, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
Bark Butter Feeder
EcoTough Double Tail Prop Suet Feeder, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoTough Double Tail Prop Suet Feeder

Capacity: 2 cakes
Dimensions: 23½” x 8″ x 3″

Invite the woodpeckers to hang out in your backyard with our EcoTough® Double Tail Prop Suet Feeder. This bird feeder not only offers two suet cakes, but its specially designed paddle also allows woodpeckers to prop their stiff tail feathers against it for extra support while they feed. Even the Pileated Woodpecker’s huge frame will fit on our feeder.

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 Double Tail Prop Suet Feeder, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoTough Double Tail Prop Suet 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.)

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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
EcoTough Classic Hopper, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
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EcoTough Classic Bird Feeder

Two perches
Capacity: 3 qts
Dimensions: 9½” x 11¾” x 13¼”

Imagine a wood-free bird feeder that actually looks like wood! Our EcoTough® Classic won’t crack, fade or rot and has a lifetime guarantee. The Classic has curved ends so you can see birds feeding on both sides at the same time. Perch drains allow seed to drop out of the feeder for ground-feeding birds to eat, and angled perches let empty seed hulls be blown away by the wind. The removable screen bottom is treated with EcoClean® Antimicrobial Product Protection, providing 24/7 product protection.

The EcoTough Classic Feeder can be hung, but it does not come with the hanging wire to do so. We recommend that this feeder be pole mounted due to its weight (7 lbs unfilled) and size. If a tree were to hold this feeder, it would have to be a very sturdy tree.

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.

(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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EcoTough Classic Hopper, Bird Feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
EcoTough Classic Bird Feeder
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 Woodpeckers

Do Woodpeckers Migrate?

Woodpeckers are non-migratory, year-round resident throughout their range.

What Foods Do Woodpeckers Eat?

Suet, suet blends, Bark Butter, peanuts, tree nuts, mealworms, Seeds: sunflower, sunflower chips, cracked corn, fruits, nectar

Where Do Woodpeckers Nest?

Nests in cavities they excavate. Will use a nest box; except for Yellow-bellied and Pileated.

What Do Woodpeckers Look Like?

Male and female look similar with male generally having red somewhere on the head. No seasonal plumage changes. Juvenile plumage similar to adults.

Woodpecker Range Maps

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