When you visit any grocery, hardware or big retail store, buried in the back of the pet food section you’ll find some inexpensive wild bird seed that might look pretty good in the package. However, what you don’t know is how long that seed has been sitting around.
Wild Birds Unlimited Barrie is dedicated to offering fresh, top quality seed—the best in the market. We also carry a wide variety of seed blends and straight seeds that attract specific types of birds.
Our seed is always fresh and contain very little waste such as parts of plant stalk. We also offer our seed in a wide variety of sizes to suit your needs and feeders. We’re so proud of our seed, we guarantee your satisfaction. Once you see how much your birds love our seed, you’ll keep coming back for more.
Hulled Sunflower Chips: Hulled Sunflower is the birds’ favorite food but without the mess of shell debris. Get more birds for your bucks by offering sunflower seeds without their shells. No shells means no mess under your feeder. Hulled sunflower seeds have a high oil content and provide birds with an extra kick of energy. It's an ideal seed to offer in feeders near patios, sidewalks or balconies. Offering hulled sunflower is also cost efficient, because you're not paying for the shells that are not consumed. Our Hulled Sunflower is available in chips that can fit in a variety of feeders.
Bag Size: 5 lbs and 20 lbs
Premium Black Oil Sunflower Seed: Premium Black Oil Sunflower is a favorite of almost all seed-eating birds and the most common ingredient in our blends. Our Premium Black Oil Sunflower is a great source of energy for the birds and 99% free of sticks, stems or other foreign matter so your feeders won't clog with debris. Oil sunflower has a high calorie/ounce ratio due to its high fat and protein content and its relatively thin shell. Among seed ingredients, oil sunflower attracts the greatest variety of small and large seed-eating birds. Studies by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology have shown that most birds prefer oil sunflower seeds to both striped sunflower and white proso millet. Fill your feeders with this top-grade fuel, and watch the birds flock.
Bag Sizes: 20 lbs.
Safflower Seed: Sunflower-eating birds love Safflower; squirrels and blackbirds typically don’t. If you are looking to be more exclusive with your bird feeding, Safflower may be the solution for you. Many of your favorite birds will enjoy safflower, yet blackbirds, grackles and squirrels typically don't. Safflower can be offered in hopper, platform or tube feeders, and it is especially helpful for window or deck feeders where blackbirds or squirrels may be a problem. Offer safflower gradually, mixing it with the seed blends you currently provide, and over time, you'll end up with a dining spot for all kinds of birds, including House Finches, woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees.
Bag Sizes: 5 lbs and 20 lbs
Nyjer® (Thistle) Seed: 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.
Bag Sizes: 5 lbs and 20 lbs.
White Millet: White millet or white proso millet is a major ingredient in many wild bird seed mixes, but it is also wonderful to offer to birds just by itself. The tiny seeds of white millet are desirable to many species of birds but it is a hands-down favourite of some species, especially doves, juncos, native sparrows, towhees, quail and bobwhite. One of our most colourful songbirds Indigo Buntings – adore white millet. Another incredibly beautiful bird species, Scarlet Tanagers, will eat white millet even though they are not generally considered to be attracted to seeds at all. Even birds that prefer black oil sunflower seeds – Northern Cardinals, goldfinches, Purple Finches and Pine Siskins, for example – will readily eat white millet if their seed of first choice is not available. The outer shell of white millet is easily opened by birds with small beaks but is hard enough to protect it from the weather, making it safe to offer it on the ground – exactly where the species it attracts prefer to eat. An added bonus is that there are so many seeds in a bag of white millet, enough to keep your favorite ground-feeding backyard birds happy for quite a long time.
Bag Sizes: 5lbs and 20 lbs.