Wagner's Cardinal Blend Premium Wild Bird Food, 6-lb bag

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Wagner's Cardinal Blend Premium Wild Bird Food is a special blend made specifically to attract cardinals and other songbirds. It's loaded with a combination of every cardinal's favorite seeds, including safflower, black oil sunflower and striped sunflower seeds. Wagner's Cardinal Blend nourishes these brightly colored birds with a high oil content that gives them lasting energy. Simply spread it along the lawn or fill up your platform feeder, sit back and enjoy the cheerful sounds of one of America's favorite feeder songbirds.

Key Benefits
  • Made to attract cardinals
  • Packed with sunflower and safflower seeds
  • Use in a platform feeder or spread along the ground
  • High-oil seeds provide the energy cardinals need
  • Resealable heavy slider bag

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  • Item Number
  • Feeder Type
    Platform, Ground
  • Farm Animal Type
  • Bird Type
    Wild Bird, Cardinal
  • Food Form
    Seed & Grain Blend
Nutritional Info

Black Oil Sunflower, Safflower Seed, Striped Sunflower.

Feeding Instructions

Feed in platform feeders or on the ground.


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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Cardinals Blend

    By Nati on Aug 5, 2021

    This seems to be their number one favorite. I bought a few other brands but this one seems to be the magical recipe. As soon as I put it in the bird feeder my cardinal family comes right at the buffet

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not sure...

    By bty8 on Jun 24, 2021

    The reviews were favorable so I wanted to try. I filled my platform feeder the Cardinals visit with a small amount to see if the Cardinals went for this blend. No noticable difference.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good amount of premium seed for the money

    By Gran on May 20, 2021

    This blend is clean with no debris and excellent proportions of sunflower and safflower seeds. No undesirable filler seeds.. I have a number of feeders and lots of birds in many varieties. They all like this mix. I am completely satisfied and will buy again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome !!!

    By lpbbmom on Sep 5, 2021

    Love this birdseed! As per usual, Chewy delivers promptly.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best mix on the market

    By BabyBoomers on Apr 17, 2021


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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Help please

    By Johnny on Dec 12, 2020

    Birds love it, chickadees and tufted titmouse's, devour all of the feed in two squirrel buster feeders, in one day. ( we found the same result with plain sunflower seeds)The Cardinals, which we have in our wooded area, do not visit. Are they spooked by all the small bird frenzy? Any recommendations? We purchased the Wagoner feed hoping to get the Cardinals to return again, so far no luck

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Birds Love It!

    By Russell on Feb 20, 2021

    Birds in the backyard love it! (Except for the one with the blue tuft...he's weird.)

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Local small birds love it!

    By MaryJ on Nov 2, 2020

    Are use this Anna window feeder, and have titmouse, chickadees, finches, and even a cardinal regularly stopping for a bite. It’s fun to watch them open the seeds.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    birds love this

    By Cardinal on Jan 3, 2021

    Attracts the birds we want to enjoy and they seem to like this product

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Hope you like sticks.

    By BirdFeeder on Jul 1, 2020

    I sifted through the bag and collected all of the sticks I could see and ended up with about 3/4 of a cup of sticks before I just gave up. I have purchased other Cardinal blends as well as other types of bird seed before and never have I found nearly as many sticks and plant pieces in a bag of bird seed. I purchased this brand because the other brand that I was happy with was out of stock at the time. I will avoid this product in the future whenever possible.

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