10 Birds that Love Eating Mealworms (With Photos)

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!

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 either buy live mealworms from a local bird store near you, or you can buy dried mealworms at any store or on Amazon:

Kaytee Mealworm Food Pouch

Click the link above or the picture to buy mealworms straight from Amazon

I love putting out mealworms for my birds. They quickly become a favorite snack for the Chickadees and Nuthatches at my feeding station.

Related Content: The Ultimate Bird Seed and Bird Food Guide

Birds That Eat Mealworms

American Robin (Prefer live mealworms)

Robins will eat live mealworms on occasion.

Black Capped Chickadees

Chickadees love eating mealworms - dried or alive!

Downy Woodpeckers

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Eastern Bluebirds (Prefer live mealworms)

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Hairy Woodpeckers

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Northern Cardinals

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Related Content: 5 Proven Ways to Attract Cardinals to a Feeder

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

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Tufted Titmice

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White-Breasted Nuthatch

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