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.
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.
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.)
Dimensions: 8¾” x 9″ x 9″
Tray Feeders allow birds to easily locate seed. Try placing the versatile EcoTough® Tray Feeder in your favorite viewing area and attract a diverse group of birds by offering different types of bird seed, peanuts, suet snacks or fruit.
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 and crook arm not included.)
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.)
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.
Also, be sure to shop through our other bird feeding supplies to complement all your bird feeding needs.
(Feeders and bird food not included.)
This bird is a year-round resident throughout its range.
They will eat fruit, mealworms, and suet.
They will nest in bush or tree, and will not use a nest box.
Male and female have similar plumage, and you will see no seasonal plumage changes. Juvenile plumage similar to adults.
Maps provided by Birds of North America Online.
Maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.