What Do Birds  Eat in Winter?


eat a variety of foods in winter. This quick guide includes the preferred foods for several different groups of birds. Get more information on each kind when you click "Learn more" at the bottom of any slide.


Most songbirds eat seeds, nuts, and berries in the winter.


Eagles and hawks eat carrion and small creatures they've caught year-round.

Birds of Prey

Ducks and other waterfowl eat seeds, grain, and aquatic life.


Game birds most often eat grains and insects in winter.

Game Birds

Woodpeckers eat sap, insects, berries, and seeds in winter.


For more information on each bird type and ideas for what to offer, click "Learn more" below.

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