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:
I love putting out mealworms for my birds. They quickly become a favorite snack for the Chickadees and Nuthatches at my feeding station.
Birds That Eat Mealworms
American Robin (Prefer live mealworms)
Black Capped Chickadees
Eastern Bluebirds (Prefer live mealworms)
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