Suet Feeders

Suet feeders are a good way to attract woodpeckers, chickadees, Bushtits, and other birds to your back yard. Suet has a lot of fat in it, and many birds like it because it keeps them warm. You can purchase suet at grocery stores or in wild bird shops. If you want to attract a woodpecker you can get a feeder that can be attached to a tree how woodpeckers like it, but you can also get a small cage that you can hang almost anywhere. Here is a list of birds that are likely to come to a suet feeder.

  • Woodpeckers
    • Downy Woodpecker
    • Hairy Woodpecker
    • Northern Flicker
    • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Yellow-Rumped Warbler
  • Sparrows
    • Dark-Eyed Junco
    • Song Sparrow
    • Fox Sparrow
    • Spotted Towhee
  • European Starling
  • Blackbirds
    • Red-Winged Blackbird
  • Nuthatches, Chickadees, and kin
    • Red-Breasted Nuthatch
    • White-Breasted Nuthatch
    • Black-Capped Chickadee
    • Chestnut-Backed Chickadee
    • Bushtit
    • Brown Creeper
  • Jays
    • Steller’s Jay
    • Western Scrub-Jay

Downy Woodpecker at a Suet Feeder

Steller's Jay

Steller's Jay at a Suet Feeder

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