Attracts a wide variety of backyard birds including cardinals, titmice, grossbeaks, woodpeckers, red-wing blackbirds, finches, bushtits and many other species of North American wild birds.
Birders typically offer safflower to avoid certain species such as jays, doves and grackles, who do not tend to like safflower.
Safflower is the seed most often associated with attracting and feeding cardinals.
High in oil, this seed is very beneficial to wild birds in every season.
How to offer
Safflower seeds are best offered in hopper, platform or tray feeders, since the seeds are too large for many tube and mesh feeders. Safflower seeds can also be sprinkled directly on the ground for ground-feeding birds.