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Feeding Birds Fruit

A List Of How To Feed Wild Birds Fruit In Different Ways

Wild birds can be fed a variety of food and feeding birds fruit is one of the most fun and fulfilling ways.

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Because most of the birds that eat fruit as a main food item in their diet, will not come to seed feeders.

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A List Of Birds That Eat Fruit

A List Of Fruit Bearing Plants And Trees

Feeding birds fruit in your outdoor space will give you the opportunity to see a much wider selection of bird species, that you have not seen at your feeders before.

Their menu largely consists of bugs and fruit.

Conveniently, fruit trees and bushes that produce fruit attract bugs.

This makes the appeal even stronger.

What Methods Can Be Used For Feeding Birds Fruit?

1.  Plant vines that bare fruit.

2.  Plant bushes that bare fruit.

3.  Plant trees that bare fruit.

4.  Make homemade fruit feeders.

5.  Purchase fruit feeders.

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Of course providing fruit for wild birds through trees, bushes or vines, will take sometime for them to grow before they will produce fruit that the birds can dine on.

But in the mean time while the plants and trees are growing, fruit feeders of various designs can be purchased or made, for attracting fruit eating wild birds.

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Start A "Garden Of Eating… For The Birds"

Make a plan to start a fruit growing garden that will feed your feathered friends.

If you already have some fruit bearing plants, then consider adding more varieties of plants, that might attract birds that you do not have right now.

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List Of Fruit Bearing Plants That Birds Love

Bushes & Vines

concord grapes
dogwood – bush varieties
nannyberry, arrowwood
northern Bayberry

staghorn sumac
virginia creeper
wild grape

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eastern red cedar
flowering dogwood

white oak

A List Of Birds That Eat Fruit

American Robin
Baltimore Oriole
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Black-headed Grosbeak
Bohemian Waxwing
Brown Thrasher
Bullock's Oriole
Cedar Waxwing
Crested Barbet
Eastern Bluebird
European Starling
Evening Grosbeak

Gray Catbird
House Finch
House Wren
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker
Northern Mockingbird
Orchard Oriole
Purple Finch
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager
Tufted Titmouse
Western Tanager

What Is One More Bonus To Feeding Birds Fruit?

Fruit Blossoms For Bees & Other Bugs

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What Other Ways Are There To Make Fruit Available to Wild Birds?

Regardless of whether you already grow fruit now or not, you can prepare a buffet of fruit for your birds by adding other ways to serve fruit on your backyard birds menu.

  • One way is to buy a fruit feeder.
  • The other way is to make a fruit feeder.
  • Fruit loving birds often like nectar too, like hummingbird feeders hold.
    I have often made the holes in my hummingbird feeders larger to accommodate the larger beaks of House Finches and Orioles so they can sip too.

Fruit Feeders To Buy

Oriole feeders often come with a section to fill with jelly and/or a spike to hold an orange half.

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Use Your Own Homemade Fruit Feeder

DIY fruit feeders are easy to make.

There are many benefits to making your own.

  • Economical if you use items you already have.
  • An opportunity to recycle materials that are good to keep out of the oceans.
  • Satisfying!
  • Your birds will appreciate it.

Here is a fruit feeder I made:

This homemade feeder serves up fresh fruit, as well as jelly.

The jelly dish could also hold berries of cut up apples or any other fruit item you have on hand if feeding birds fruit is your wish.

Feeding birds fruit will be appreciated by wild birds and rewarding for you and your family.

Fruit Is A Favourite Of Many Birds

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  • Share Your Bird Feeder PlansPlease submit your ideas, even if you wouldn’t consider yourself “handy” or talented, but have come up with an interesting way to feed your feathered friends that works. If not, then enjoy what others have shared.
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  • Woodpecker Feeder Plan 2 Many types of wild birds will use this Woodpecker Feeder, besides the Woodpeckers, such as Chickadees and Nuthatches. You can also purchase suet plugs to fill it or stuff it with your own filling. Have a look.
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  • Take the Suet Feeder Quiz Do you need "fattening up" with your knowledge about suet and the feeders that holds it? Discover your suet "smarts" while you enjoy this little quiz about a favourite wild bird food.

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