Safflower Seed For Birds

Safflower seed is a small, white conical seed that is high in protein and fat. If squirrels, pigeons, blackbirds, doves and grackles crowd your feeder and chase away the birds you want to see, you may want to try the Safflower Seed Solution. Blackbirds, grackles and squirrels typically find the seed unsatisfying and bitter. We say typically, but not always. But it wouldn't hurt to try, especially as an alternative to regular sunflower seeds.

You can use it in any sunflower seed feeder or scatter it on the ground to attract birds that normally don't like to perch on feeders such as Cardinals.

Finches Feeding on Safflower Seed at Bird Feeder

Types of Birds Attracted to Safflower

Cardinals, chickadees, jays, grosbeaks, house finches, white-breasted nuthatch, purple finch, red-bellied woodpecker, titmice

Some interesting facts about Safflower seed is that it is a very old crop that dates back to King Tut where evidence of safflower was found in his tomb. Other names for Safflower include Sallflower, Beni, Chimichanga, or Carthamus Tinctorius.

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