Birds of Wisconsin
Collection of birds of Wisconsin that has been divided into categories to make it easier to locate and find the information you are looking for.
Worldwide, there are 216 members of the Picidae, or woodpecker family. The 9 woodpeckers of Wisconsin that have been reported from the picidae and woodpecker families.
Woodpeckers Eat From Platform Feeders
Pileated woodpeckers are not a fan of swinging in the wind.
Large wooden platform feeders that are securely fasten to poles and decks are a good choice for pileated woodpeckers to take peanuts, black oil sunflower seeds, and sunflower hearts from.
Peanuts Can Be A Staple At Your Feeders
Unsalted in shell peanuts attract blue jays, woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals, squirrels and more.
Suet Feeders For Woodpeckers
Suet Choice For Woodpeckers
Be sure to purchase a feeder with a extra long tail prop bottom panel, this will allow the Pileated Woodpecker (and for that matter, Flickers & Red-bellied Woodpeckers) to use their tail to support them when on the suet feeder.
Purchase cakes that include rendered beef suet, cracked corn, millet, pecan and nut pieces and processed grain.
Attracts woodpeckers, chickadees, cardinals, siskins, nuthatches, titmice, sparrows, blue jays and juncos
The Little Ones
Mixed bag of little birds. Birds of the feeders, fields, prairies and forests.
Postings will include: pictures and information to help you get to know and attract songbirds and identify additional birds you may encounter.
Excellent Food Choices For Birds
Black Oil Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower Hearts & Chips
Black oil sunflower seeds attract the widest variety of songbirds, including cardinals, chickadees, finches, nuthatches and woodpeckers.
The seed can be used in tubular, hopper or tray feeders
An easy way to prevent litter under under feeders. Great for decks, gardens and patio areas.
Attract finches, cardinals, jays, chickadees and woodpeckers. High in protein, especially great in the winter, when birds need conserve their energy to stay warm
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