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Birds Like Safflower Seed Squirrels Dislike

Birds Like Safflower Seed Squirrels Dislike

Birds Like Safflower Seed Squirrels Dislike

Looking to keep the squirrels off your feeders?  Try changing your birdseed.  Birds like safflower seed squirrels dislike it. So, if your are looking for a great way to feed the birds and keep the squirrels at bay, look toward the seed.


What is Safflower?

Safflowers are thistle-like annual with globe flowers in yellow, orange or red flowers.


The flower is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil that is extracted from the seeds. Each branch will have from one to five flower heads containing 15 to 20 white seeds per head.

What Does Safflower Seed Look Like?


Squirrels Dislike Safflower Seed to Feed the Birds

The seeds are high in fat, fiber and protein, making them ideal for feeding the birds.


Squirrels Dislike Safflower Seed

Block the enjoyment of squirrels by purchasing safflower seed


Squirrel caught preforming his acrobatics of trying to get the goods.

Birds That Enjoy Safflower Seeds:

  • Black-capped chickadees
  • Black-headed grosbeaks
  • Blue jays
  • Carolina chickadees
  • Downy woodpeckers
  • Evening grosbeaks
  • House finches
  • Mourning doves
  • Northern cardinals
  • Purple finches
  • Red-bellied woodpeckers
  • Rose-breasted grosbeaks
  • Tufted titmice
  • White-breasted nuthatches

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