14 Birds That Like Eating White Millet

White millet is a small round grain that’s included in a bunch of different bird seed blends. You can also purchase it on its own.

My advice is to sprinkle millet in a ground bird feeder, as many of the birds who like it tend to eat from the ground. Just be sure to pick a feeder like this one with a fine enough mesh surface. White millet is tiny and will fall through feeders with wide cracks.

You can also add a little white millet to your regular bird seed in any feeder during the spring, fall, and winter. This should result in drawing in some of birds listed below. Millet is really cheap, which is a bonus. So, you can experiment with a practice that works best for your backyard.

However, I’d avoid serving white millet in the summer. I’ve found it doesn’t draw in too many unique birds other than House Sparrows at that time of year. Also, if you’re dealing with pest birds like House Sparrows and Cowbirds, I’d also suggest stopping you millet usage.

Once you put out white millet in a feeder, here are birds to keep your eyes peeled for.

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American Tree Sparrow

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Brown Headed Cowbird

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Chipping Sparrow

A Chipping Sparrow at a bird feeder
A Chipping Sparrow visiting my “chair” platform feeder in the early spring.

Dark Eyed Junco

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Eastern Towhee

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Fox Sparrow

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House Sparrow

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Mourning Doves

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Indigo Bunting

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Northern Cardinal

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The Northern Cardinal is the state bird of eight states

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Red-Winged Blackbird

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Song Sparrow

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White-Crowned Sparrow

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Wild Turkey

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