Photo of Golden-crowned Sparrow taken in Vancouver, Washington
Migratory Sparrows Arrive
Who: White-crowned Sparrows, Golden-crowned Sparrows, Spotted Towhees and Varied Thrushes join our Slate-colored Juncos, Mourning Doves and even quail.
Food: Add Millet and Cracked Corn to your Black Oil Sunflower offering, since ground feeding birds like grass seeds.
Feeder Type: Choose a size and style of open tray feeder. Illustrated here are locally-made recycled plastic tray feeders with aluminum screen bottoms (9 x 9” hanging; 12 x 12” footed ground feeder). Also available are locally-made cedar and aluminum screen tray feeders (hanging or ground styles available).
Mixed Flocks of Songbirds Visit Feeders
Who: Gangs of Black- capped and Chestnut-backed chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Downy Woodpeckers, and even Bushtits search for food and help each other watch for predators.
Food: They eat suet as an insect substitute in addition to seed.
Feeder Type: Choose from a simple hanging wire mesh suet cage, a starling-resistant, upside-down suet feeder, or a suet feeder with woodpecker tailboard.
Anna’s Hummingbirds Stay Through Winter
Who: Anna’s Hummingbirds, the largest of our coastal Pacific Northwest hummers, stay here year ‘round
Food: They come to a feeder for “nectar”, either our Easy-Mix nectar, or a do-it-yourself sugar-water recipe (mix 1/4 cup sugar into 1 cup boiling water, then cool).
Feeder Type: Now is a good time to introduce a nectar feeder while blossoms and insects are scarce. The Hummzinger Highview Mini (8 oz. or 12-oz. sizes) are USA-made and lifetime guaranteed, easy to clean, and accept bee-resisting nectar guard tips—a nice summer feature.