Bark Butter: Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter with Calcium
Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter
If you've been in the store, you've probably heard us talk about Bark Butter! This spreadable suet can be easily smeared on tree bark or a Bark Butter Feeder to attract birds such as chickadees, nuthatches, sparrows, warblers, wrens, woodpeckers, towhees, Brown Creepers, Black-headed Grosbeaks, robins and more. Storeowners Barbara & Dan Gleason even spread it above the ports on their tube feeders, making almost all of their feeders Bark Butter feeders. The Bushtit flock loves perching on the tube feeders to eat Bark Butter!
Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® was developed by Jim Carpenter, founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, and this food that has attracted more than 143 different bird species ... and counting. Available only at Wild Birds Unlimited, Bark Butter is made from suet, peanut butter and corn for a high energy treat your birds will love. It also contains calcium to help promote stronger bones.
The list is below, so if YOU have spotted other species enjoying it, DO let us know... and stop by our store and pick up a tub of your own.
Bark Butter Bird List
Jim Carpenter, avid nature enthusiast and founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, created Bark Butter more than 20 years ago and used it to attract Brown Creepers, but discovered that it attracted many more birds. As of May 2017, there are more than 143 different bird species that love Bark Butter.
Ducks: Muscovy Duck, Mallard
Quail, Pheasant & Turkey: California Quail, Gambel’s Quail, Northern Bobwhite, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey
Pigeons & Doves: Band-tailed Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove
Hummingbirds: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird
Woodpeckers & Sapsuckers: Lewis’s Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Gila Woodpecker, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Arizona Woodpecker, White-headed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker
Parrots (feral): Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Flycatchers: Black Phoebe, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher
Jays & Nutcracker: Gray Jay, Pinyon Jay, Steller’s Jay, Blue Jay, California Scrub-Jay, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Mexican Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker
Magpies: Black-billed Magpie
Crows & Ravens: American Crow, Northwestern Crow, Fish Crow, Common Raven
Chickadees & Titmice: Carolina Chickadee, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Mexican Chickadee, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Boreal Chickadee, Bridled Titmouse, Oak Titmouse, Tufted Titmouse, Black-crested Titmouse
Verdin & Bushtits: Verdin, Bushtit
Nuthatches/Creeper: Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown Creeper
Wrens: Cactus Wren, Carolina Wren, Bewick’s Wren, House Wren
Kinglets: Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Bluebirds: Eastern Bluebird, Western Bluebird
Thrushes: Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Varied Thrush
Catbirds, Mockingbirds, Thrashers: Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Curve-billed Thrasher, Crissal Thrasher
Waxwings: Cedar Waxwing
Warblers: Ovenbird, Prothonotary Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, Hermit Warbler, Pine Warbler
Towhees: Spotted Towhee, Eastern Towhee, Canyon Towhee, California Towhee
Sparrows: Rufous-crowned Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow.