Buy 9, Get 1 Free!

At Wild Bird Haven, when you have purchased 9 bags of a particular birdseed, you will receive your 10th bag free! Applies only to large bags (15, 20 or 25 pounds).  

Let us know if you need help!

We offer complimentary assistance carrying any large items from the store to your car.

Our goal is to help you maximize your bird watching and feeding experience. Let us know what you hope to accomplish and we will point you to the feeder and seed selections that can make it happen! Come in for a free copy of our "California Bird Feeding Preferences" chart for an idea of what attracts birds in our area.

          Acorn Woodpacker in Monterey Pine and California Live Oak forest, Monterey, California

Best Selling Blends

  • Western Blend: for attracting most birds. *Employee recommended!
  • Patio Mix: no shells, so no mess!
  • Premium Wild Finch: specialized blend for smaller birds, but cheaper than pure Nyjer seed!

Birdseed

Downy Woodpecker attracted to select birdseed in Monterey, California

Create a haven for birds in your backyard with our quality birdseed. This seed is fresh and field-tested to suit your birds' needs. We offer a selection of seed blends to match the variety of habitats on the central coast of California. Our friendly staff can help you identify the seed or seed blend that's best for your location and local birds.

The songbirds you want to attract are picky. They look for the pumpest, freshest seeds. Our weekly seed delivery ensures that birds get the fresh, clean seed they love!

Seed Preferences

Black Oil SunflowerSunflower HulledSunflower Striped
Sunflower Seed
- Available in Black Oil, Hulled, and Striped varieties. *Not for human consumption!

  • Black Oil sunflower is a favorite of most backyard visitors, including finches, sparrows, jays, juncos, grosbeaks, chickadees, titmice, doves, and woodpeckers.
  • Hulled sunflower is the same seed as Black Oil, but has been shelled and chipped to prevent leftover messes and sprouting. The smaller pieces make it easier for smaller birds to enjoy this seed.
  • Striped sunflower is a larger seed with a harder shell, so it is preferred among larger visitors like jays, crows, and squirrels.

 

Whole PeanutsHulled Peanuts
Peanuts
- Available with or without the shell. *Not for human consumption!

  • Whole peanuts are preferred among jays, crows, woodpeckers, and squirrels. Only put out a few at a time or the jays will bury the excess.
  • Hulled peanuts are more accessible to smaller birds besides those listed above, including chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice. No waste.

 

MilletMillet Sprays
Millet
- Available by the seed or spray. *Appropriate for pet birds.

  • White Proso Millet is preferred among ground-feeding birds, like doves, quail, juncos, sparrows, towhees, blackbirds, cowbirds, and wild turkeys. In feeders, it may get kicked out by pickier visitors, but will get eaten by other birds on the ground.
  • Millet sprays are great to hang individually and watch smaller birds pick the seeds off one by one.

 

Whole CornCracked CornCorn Cob
Corn
- Available in whole kernels, cracked, or by the cob.

  • Whole corn is a large, hard grain preferred among jays, crows, and squirrels.
  • Cracked corn is easier to eat for more birds, including doves, quail, juncos, sparrows, and wild turkeys.
  • Corn on the cob is specially available for mounting on certain squirrel feeders.

 

NyjerSafflower
Specialty Seeds - for attracting or excluding certain species.

  • Nyjer/Thistle seed is a small black, imported seed eaten for oils and served in special mesh or small-holed feeders. Preferred among Goldfinches, House Finches, and Pine Siskins.
  • Safflower is a white seed with a particular taste preferred among nuthatches, titmice, and chickadees. Particularly disliked by squirrels.

Seed Blends

 The Wild Bird Haven offers 11 different varieties of seed blends. We can help you choose the right blend to attract the birds you want!

Need a seed mix that won't sprout in your garden? Check out our no-sprout, no-waste blends! Songbirds at your feeder will love it and ground-feeding birds will clean up any seed that drops. 

Birder's Choice
Birder's Choice
- Attractive to a wide variety of birds and used in most feeders, includes black oil sunflower, peanut dices, white and red proso millet, and sunflower chips. 


Western Blend
Western Blend
- Our most popular blend ideal for our Monterey habitat! Contains black oil sunflower, peanut dices, white and red proso millet, sunflower chips, and safflower seeds. Attracts the widest variety of birds. 


Patio Mix
Patio Mix
- Recommended alternative to Western Blend with no shells - no waste and no sprouts! Contains hulled sunflower, peanuts, and white proso millet. 


Just Hearts
Just Hearts
- Alternative to Patio Mix, but without the millet. A hearty blend of hulled sunflower and diced peanuts!

 

Finch Blend
Premium Wild Finch
- An exclusive blend of nyjer seed and finely chipped sunflower seeds for use in mesh finch feeders. A winning combination for chickadees, house finches, goldfinches, pine siskins and juncos. 


Songbird Select
Songbird Select
- A blend of the songbird favored seeds: black oil sunflower, hulled sunflower, and safflower seed. Does not contain millet.


Dove and Quail
Dove & Quail Mix
- An ideal blend for ground-feeding birds - contains white proso millet, safflower seeds, and cracked corn. 

 

Garden Mix
Garden Mix
- A generous mix containing hulled sunflower, safflower seeds, and white proso millet. An alternative to Patio mix, but with the safflower to attract nuthatches and titmice. 


Backyard Basic
Backyard Basic
- Our most economical blend perfect for beginning birders! Contains black oil sunflower and red and white proso millet. Recommended for ground-feeding birds. 


Squirrel and Wildlife Mix
Squirrel & Wildlife Mix
- For attracting more than just birds, this blend contains striped sunflower, black oil sunflower, pumpkin seeds, corn, peanuts, almonds, and cashews. *Not for human consumption! 


Nature's Trail Mix
Nature's Trail Mix
- Extremely hearty hulled nut mix of almonds, cashews, pecans, and peanuts. Contains no shells. *Not for human consumption!

 

Suet & Seedcakes

In addition to an outstanding selection of seed, we also carry a variety of suet and seedcakes!

Suet is rendered beef fat. It is a great source of energy for birds, and even comes in different flavors such as insect, peanut butter, fruit and nut, and berries. Other healthy varieties include hearty mix, seed treat, high energy, and more! Use in a square wire feeder.

Compact and made with quality seed, seedcakes are nutritious and available in a range of flavors. Some of our seed blends are also offered in seedcake form! Special wire feeders are available for hanging seedcakes in your feeding station.

Watch out for Milo seed!

Milo seed
Birdseed blends purchased at bargain stores are cheap for a reason: they are often full of filler seed like Milo, which birds dislike. Milo is a high tannin sorghum grain that was developed in the Midwest primarily for animal feed - and to deter flocks devouring farmers' crops! It's no wonder that customers who refill their feeders with bargain seed discover that the birds will find it unacceptable - shoveling out most of it and leaving what's left to the mice and rats. To prevent a poor bird feeding experience, all our blends are of the highest quality and are guaranteed Milo-free. Choose specialized blends for your habitat for the optimum feeder frenzy!