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Types of Birdseed

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Birds can be picky eaters, and different types of birdseed will attract different species of birds. Understanding what the different types of seed are and what birds prefer which blends can help backyard birders create a buffet tailored to their birds’ dietary preferences.

Different seeds also have different price tags, and knowing which seeds are a better bargain can help birders choose individual types of seed or seed blends with the most nutritional value per dollar. Experienced birders may create their own custom seed blends for specific bird species or different seasons, while general seed blends available commercially can also be useful for novice birders or frugal feeders.
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