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Black Oil Sunflower Seeds
Black oil sunflower seeds are a favorite among most seed-eating songbirds and will attract a wide variety of species.
What is the difference between black oil and ordinary striped sunflowers seeds?
Black oil sunflower seeds have a high energy return to expense ratio, having twice the calories per pound than striped. Because of its smaller size and thin shell, it is easier to open for a wider variety of
birds than the larger, thicker-shelled striped sunflower. So less energy is spent to reap the rewards of a high-fat, energy-packed morsel. An excellent wild bird food choice.
Morning Song Black Oil Sunflower Seed
comes in 5lb, 10lb, 20lb, 25lb and 50lb bags. Black oil is a little more expensive than your average wild bird seed mix, but it lasts longer because instead of birds kicking out all the seed they don't like (i.e., millet
and/or milo) they eat each seed, one-by-one, by cracking them open. Prices have been fluctuating
on bird seed, especially black oil sunflower seed, but Morning Song seems to have a good bargain going on now.
Using Black Oil Sunflower Seeds in Your Feeders
We also like the Stokes Premium Black Oil Sunflower Seeds because they are freshly produced from the Red River Valley and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to wildlife habitat and conservation.
Black Oil Sunflower Seed Harvest
Types of Birds Attracted to Black Oil Sunflower Seed