Help Birds Survive Winter & Attract New Visitors by Offering High-fat Foods
This time of year, many of us make New Year's resolutions to lose a few pounds. Birds do just the opposite! They resolve to add some extra body weight to help them survive the rigors of the season.
During winter, birds must use more energy to endure colder days and longer hours of darkness at night. This energy comes from birds' body fat reserves, which must be replenished each day. Songbirds may use up to 75-80% of their fat reserves during a single winter’s night. The daily challenge is to find enough food to make it through each day and to replace their fat reserves for the coming night -- all in the course of limited daylight hours.
You can make a difference for the birds and attract a variety of new visitors by adding a reliable source of high-fat foods such as our exclusive Jim's Birdacious® Bark Butter® or premium suet products. These fatty foods are attractive to insect-eating birds that normally do not eat seed, plus they provide a boost of energy to help birds survive winter's challenges.