Ready to build your backyard bird haven? Kristi highlighted a few products she considers essential to caring for both migrating birds and birds found here year round.
Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter
The founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, Jim Carpenter, engineered this formula power-packed with protein to provide birds with the extra calories needed to store body fat and stay insulated through the winter. Attracting more than 140 different bird species nationwide, Bark Butter is available in spread, bit, brick, and plug form.
This pure fat substance provides large amounts of energy when insects are difficult to come by. It is available in no-melt formulas and even flavors like Naturally Nuts, Nuts & Berries, Peanut Butter’n Jelly, and Bird Bug Bites. Don’t forget to pick up a suet feeder to supplement your purchase.
Loaded with the proteins necessary to a bird’s survival during the winter, mealworms are an essential nutrient for the migrating community. As most birds are already accustomed to eating insects as a staple in their diet, this dish is a guaranteed favorite. Serve from a mealworm feeder for best results.