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.
Because most of the birds that eat fruit as a main food item in their diet, will not come to seed feeders.
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?
- Plant vines that bare fruit.
- Plant bushes that bare fruit.
- Plant trees that bare fruit.
- Make homemade fruit feeders.
- Purchase fruit feeders.
Rose Hips Are Pretty Blossoms First,
Then The Hips Feed The Birds
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.
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.
& Your Family
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
- 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
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.
- You can also mix fruit into suet or a gelatin based fruit mix with seed.
Fruit Feeders To Buy
Oriole feeders often come with a section to fill with jelly and/or a spike to hold an orange half.
Fruit & Jelly Feeders I Recommend & So Much Fun
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.
- 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
- Feeding Birds Fruit Feeding birds fruit is fun and adding fruit to your backyard bird buffet attracts more birds that do not come to seed feeders like Orioles and Waxwings.
- White Millet White proso millet bird seed is a favourite or a near number one bird food, of many ground feeding birds like…
Learn More About Suet
- Christmas Seed Feeders Christmas decorations for your yard that are sure to attract a following. All festive treats can be easily converted to accompany any celebration or holiday.
- More Bird Suet Recipes So how much fun can you have with feeding suet to your backyard birds, just have a try with these eclectic suet recipes “Birders Delight”, “It Must Be Love” & “Captain Crunch”.
- Even More Recipes For Suet You can provide suet for the birds all year for lots of energy for their busy lives with “Four Season Suet” & “Leave Out the Starlings” with this otherwise bird yummy recipe.