Mealworms are an often overlooked superfood for bird feeding. If you haven’t added any to your feeding station, it’s time to start! A lot of birds primarily eat insects or include them in their diet. Adding mealworms to your feeders is an easy way to draw in more birds!
According to the Cornell Bird Lab, mealworms are the larva of mealworm beetles. They’re also a good source of protein and calcium, which is especially important for birds during the spring mating season. You can feed bids mealworms from a tray, hopper or specialized bird feeder.
You can either buy live mealworms from a local bird store near you, or you can buy dried mealworms at any bird store or on Amazon:
Mealworms are also often incorporated into bird feeder cylinders (you can use my discount code DEBAUNDAN for 10% off orders from ForTheBirds.com). Bird seed cylinders last a long time and appeal to a ton of different species ranging from Woodpeckers to Cardinals.
I love putting out mealworms for my birds. They quickly become a favorite snack for the Chickadees and Nuthatches at my feeding station.
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Birds That Eat Mealworms
American Robin (Prefer live mealworms)
Black Capped Chickadees
Eastern Bluebirds (Prefer live mealworms)
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