Better Seed and Birds = Better Value
Wild Birds Unlimited is dedicated to offering fresh, top-quality seed - the best in the market.
We believe your birds shouldn’t have to search through the fillers contained in most discount seed blends to find the food that they actually want. More importantly, we believe you shouldn’t have to pay for the fillers.
Our no-waste seed blends are made from 100% edible seed and have been selected to meet the regional and seasonal needs of the birds in our area. That means you only pay for fresh seed that will attract the kind of birds you want to see in your backyard.
So stop by the store this month for the best prices on the best bird food in town. You and your birds will enjoy our food more than what you might find at another store - we guarantee it.
So, what seed are we carrying in our WBU store?
Well, to start with, how about some bird seed? Years ago, before I "saw the light", I used to buy regular "grocery store" seed. After buying some seed at our local WBU store a few years ago, I discovered that all bird seed is not created equal. (Then we bought the store!) We stock an excellent selection of seed and mixed seed blends.
Here is a list of what we carry in seed, and there's more now including hot sunflower chips to discourage all mammals but not the birds!
20 lb Seed Bags
As well as buying seed in 20 lb bags, you can also pick up our convenient 5 lb and 10lb bags. Each bag can easily be resealed to keep the seed fresh.
Here's a list of all the seed and seed blends that we stock in our store.
Black Oil Sunflower Seed - very popular with most birds and a good base to all good quality seed blendsSafflower Seed
Safflower Seed - a "problem solver" and not that popular with grackles or even squirrels (not all of them!)
Nutrasaff Safflower Seed is new and has a thinner coat than the regular Safflower Seed and a higher protein content- come by and try it out!
Sunflower Chips (hearts) - great for apartment living or for decks- there are no shells to drop below the feeders to cause a mess on your deck. Again, a very popular seed for most birds. This is also available finely ground for use in Finch Feeders. Bluebirds love it!
Thistle (Nyjer) Seed - Imported from India and THE seed for American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins. Best fresh (like all of our seed) and used in special thistle feeders.
Peanuts (in shells)- The Blue Jays, nuthatches and yes, squirrels just love 'em.
Peanut Splits - tasty......and used as part of a blend or in a special peanut feeder. Very popular with the aforementioned birds as well as Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and all of our woodpeckers.
Deluxe Blend is for tubes and WBU Supreme wooden feeders, and is designed to feed the birds at the feeder, while also feeding birds on the ground. (Black oil, striped oil, millet)
Supreme Blend is for tubes and any wooden feeder, and is designed to feed just the birds at the feeder with little spillage on the ground. (Black oil, striped oil, Safflower and Sunflower chips)
Choice Blend is our most popular blend here in Asheville. Maybe it's the peanuts that do it, but like the Supreme blend above, this can be used in almost every feeder. (Black oil, striped oil, Safflower and Sunflower chips AND Peanut splits)
No-Mess Blend is similar to our Sunflower Chips, but also includes peanuts splits and some millet - all hulled to produce "No-Mess". The NC Arboretum here in Asheville uses this seed almost exclusively.
No-Mess Blend without Millet. This has no millet seed- just a blend of sunflower hearts and peanuts. This is also available in 10lb and 5lb bags so come and try out this great blend.
Finch Mix is a blend of thistle and finely chopped sunflower chips and is a great alternative to plain thistle seed
Three additional blends feature a wide range of nuts and are designed to feed larger birds:
Chopped Nut Mix is a blend of peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts and hazelnuts - all chopped finely enough to fit in any tube feeder. This shelled blend will serve any bird's appetite without making a mess, but is a favorite blend for chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers, and nuthatches.
Tree Nutty is like "bird granola" and has peanuts, sunflower hearts, striped sunflower seed, cashews, almonds and some corn - it is immensely popular with the birds at our feeder.
Wildlife Blend is designed for ground feeding as it is comprised of peanuts in the shells, corn, striped sunflower seed and peanut splits. This is perfect for Wild Turkeys, Squirrels (!), deer and the like.