Wagner's 100% Striped Sunflower Seed Wild Bird Food, 5-lb bag

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Take your birdwatching to the next level with Wagner's 100% Striped Sunflower Seed Wild Bird Food. This high-quality specialty bird food helps you attract a wide variety of larger, more colorful songbirds to your feeder with sunflower seeds, a longtime favorite for wild birds. The thicker shells are harder for smaller birds to crack open, but they're no problem for songbirds with larger beaks. Fill up your tube, shed or platform feeder and wait for the colorful flurry of cardinals, jays, chickadees, evening and rose-breasted grosbeaks, titmice and woodpeckers.

Key Benefits
  • 100% striped sunflower seeds help you attract a wide variety of larger, more colorful songbirds to your feeder
  • Sunflower seeds are a favorite seed of most wild birds
  • The thicker shells are harder for smaller birds to crack open, but they're no problem for songbirds with larger beaks
  • Fill up your tube, shed or platform feeder and wait for the colorful flurry of cardinals, jays, chickadees, evening and rose-breasted grosbeaks, titmice and woodpeckers
  • Resealable heavy slider bag ensures seeds stay fresh

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  • Item Number
    96919
  • Feeder Type
    Hopper, Platform, Tray, Tube
  • Farm Animal Type
    N/A
  • Bird Type
    Wild Bird, Cardinal, Jay, Titmouse, Woodpecker
  • Food Form
    Birdseed
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Striped Sunflower Seed.

Feeding Instructions

Striped Sunflower can be fed from tubular, hopper, shed or tray feeders.

For use with Wild Birds only; not for caged or pet birds

FAQ

Where should I locate my feeder to attract the most birds?

Make sure that your feeder is close to natural shelter such as trees and shrubs to provide protection for your birds, but be careful not to make it too convenient for squirrels. Also, place it in a location so that you can enjoy watching the activities of your feathered friends.

Should I feed the birds year-round?

Yes, birds need food year-round, so it is best to keep bird feeders full all year or else the birds will leave. Birds have a high metabolism and need to continually eat. Birds nest from late winter through late summer and during these months there is not an abundance of natural foods, so they need additional food for breeding and raising their young. From early fall through the winter, natural food sources become harder to find so it is important to keep feeders full with bird seed during this time. You can enjoy your birds 12 months of the year.

What is the best bird food?

To attract the greatest variety of birds, feed the birds the seeds they like to eat. Oil Sunflower Seed is 1 of the best seeds to have in a wild bird food mix. It is popular with a large number of species and is easy to feed in a variety of feeder styles. Wagner's blends provide a wide selection of seed choices (including ones which contain Oil Sunflower) that will attract the largest variety of birds to the backyard feeder. Wagner's has the mixes that will attract the species you want and will fit any budget.

How can I attract specific birds and not attract others (e.g. starlings, grackles and cowbirds)?

Make sure that you have the right bird food to attract specific birds. Sunflower is a great seed that many species love. Also specialty blends, such as Wagner's Cardinal Blend or Finches Supreme, will attract these specific birds. Birdseed with less milo and corn won't attract as many cowbirds, grackles and starlings if you would rather not see these birds.

How do I stop squirrels from eating all of my birdseed?

Squirrels are a common problem at bird feeders. There are now a number of feeder styles designed to prevent squirrels from reaching the seed. For example, some use a weighted system that closes the feeder port when the weight of a squirrel is sensed. Squirrel baffles are also available to place above or below your feeder (depending on how your feeder is mounted) to prevent the squirrels from reaching your feeder. Additionally, there are 2 seeds that squirrels do not like- safflower and nyjer seed. An optional method is to supply the squirrels with their own supply of food away from the bird feeder area. Cracked corn works nicely.

Where and how should I store my bird seed after I bring it home?

The best place to store your bird seed is elevated on a shelf in a cool, dry location in your garage, basement or storage shed. Whether you keep your bird seed in the original bag or in a storage container, you should make sure that it is closed or sealed tightly. It is also important that the storage location has good air circulation and is away from direct sunlight or heat source. You should avoid storing your bird seed on a cement floor, since moisture from the floor can be transferred to the seed. Keeping your seed dry will help it last longer.

Should I clean my feeder and how often should I do it?

Moldy or decomposing seeds are not healthy for birds to eat. You should wash and disinfect your feeder at least once a month and more frequently during wet weather. First wash the feeder in hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. To disinfect the feeder, immerse it for a couple of minutes in a solution of 1 part household bleach to 9 parts water. Rinse again completely with clean water and dry before refilling. You should thoroughly wash your hands after you have finished cleaning your feeder.

Wagner's Wild Bird Food

Wagner's has a simple philosophy when it comes to feeding wild birds—feed them the seeds they like. And they make it easy for bird watchers to keep their feeders busy with a wide variety of premium, specialty, deluxe and value blends. Wagner's seed mixes are made with only the cleanest, freshest ingredients to fill your yard with the happy chirps of satisfied songbirds.

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Wagner's Always The First

Always The First

As an industry trailblazer, Wagner's has had many firsts. They were the first company over 80 years ago to sell a bird seed for year-round feeding. Before that, bird feeding was just a winter activity to give wild birds the energy they needed to survive the winter. They've also been the first to market black oil sunflower seed, regional blends, and deluxe and premium bird foods.

About Wagner's

As the oldest and largest privately owned wild bird food company in the USA, Wagner's has been helping bird enthusiasts attract wild birds to their backyards since 1894. With special blends of high-quality, fresh ingredients, their seed mixes have become time-tested favorites for all types of birds across America. They produce many different wild bird foods that are developed to give your feathered friends more of the seeds they love, making your feeders come alive with beautiful songbirds.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Squirrels Love Them

    By Mitchs on Feb 7, 2021

    I use these more for squirrels than birds as they are bigger than the black oil sunflower seeds which is what I wanted. The bag goes a long way. The first bag was great but the 2nd bag, which I recently opened, has a lot more empty shells than the first bag did. Hopefully this is not going to become the norm or I would stop buying it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Birds of a feather

    By Liz56 on Mar 2, 2021

    My birds love these Striped Sunflowers seeds over all the other type of seeds and they like them fresh. Wagners is a good quality brand and their bag has the built in zipper sealer. The price is reasonable also.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Striped sunflower seeds

    By Wildbird on Jan 29, 2021

    The worst sunflower seeds we have ever purchased very disappointed in this product. Will not order again or recommend anyone else ordering

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    For the birds!

    By Wanda on Feb 24, 2021

    The Cardinals like this food and it has a hard outer shell so it isn’t as desirable to other birds.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for my parrot she will not eat them

    By dryfood on Nov 17, 2020

    My parrot loves striped sun flower seeds so I tried these and she will not eat them guess I just threw 11 bucks out the window (literaly as they are going out the window to the birds and squirrels outside) I am also suddenly seeing a break out of pantry moths so maybe they are coming from this product.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad Choice!

    By NashvilleLady on Jan 8, 2021

    A lot of the seeds in the bag were shelled and empty. Add all of the twigs and mishmash in the bag and this is a bad choice. Don't buy this brand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My love birds and conures love these sunflower seeds

    By Michelle on Feb 17, 2021

    I throw a little in each of their bowls and they love them. I use them as a treat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Sunflower bird seeds

    By Cleanteeth on Jan 2, 2021

    Love it. Lots of birds coming by AND squirrels. Nice to watch birds flying by since you have to stay at home with this pandemic

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Warm Winter Food

    By Delly on Feb 11, 2021

    Sunflower seeds keep the mama and papa birds warm during this snowy winter.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    BIRD FOOD SUNFLOWER SEEDS.

    By BigT on Dec 31, 2020

    Jango loves them. He's a Jenday Conure and he's got to have his large striped sunflower seeds.

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