FOODS TO OFFER
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks prefer black-oil sunflower, safflower, and striped sunflower. A perfect blend for them is Wild Birds Unlimited Supreme Blend. Grosbeaks in our yard also love seed cylinders and stackables.
You seldom see grosbeaks at suet feeders but we have seen them take a nip of Bark Butter now and then. Lately, I've seen them enjoying peanuts too!
FEEDERS TO USE
Grosbeaks eat from a variety of elevated feeders including hopper feeders, tray feeders, and tube feeders. They'll visit feeders that hold our seed cylinders and we've had them visit window feeders as well.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP GROSBEAKS
Put out a source of fresh water for your birds and you might enjoy seeing grosbeaks drinking or bathing in the water you provide.
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are here only during the breeding season. The other months of the year, they thrive in the habitat provided by shade-grown coffee farms. Sun-grown coffee plantations lack the habitat for these gorgeous birds so the type of coffee you drink can made a difference to the grosbeaks.
Drink certified Bird-friendly® shade-grown coffee like Birds & Beans® to help ensure that these beauties return to your yard year after year.