Bark Butter: Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter with Calcium

Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter

Jim's Birdacious®

Bark Butter® in Regular or Hot Pepper!

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. Store owners 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 149 different bird species ... and counting.

Available only at Wild Birds Unlimited, Bark Butter is made from suet, peanut butter, corn and some calcium, for a high energy treat your birds will love.

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.

 Yellow-rumped (Audubon's form) the Bark Butter spread on a tube feeder

(Photos: Bark Butter Feeder with a group of Bushtits, and right, a Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler eating Bark Butter from a tube feeder.)

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 March 2019, there are 149 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

Wrentits: Wrentit

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.