Attract More Goldfinches to Your Yard

Take advantage of this golden opportunity and prepare your yard for goldfinch nesting season. Adult goldfinches will be raising young and, once fledged from the nest, showing them where to find food and water.

Goldfinch on Seed Tube


    Goldfinches’ favorite food is Sunflower Chips and Nyjer® (thistle). Both are high in fat, which they need, and Nyjer is high in protein making these two foods ones that meet the demands of nesting and raising a family.
    You can also combine Fine Sunflower Chips with Nyjer, such as in our Finch Blend to give them both foods at once.
Goldfinches on an EcoClean® Finch Feeder


    Our Quick-Clean® Finch Feeders are specially-designed for Nyjer and Sunflower Chips and are perfect for the small bills of goldfinches. These feeders protect food from excess moisture and are easy to clean with their removable bases.
    We also offer Mesh Finch Feeders that are perfect for attracting goldfinches and meeting their needs.
Goldfinch on Birdbath


    Goldfinches are almost exclusively vegetarians. Unlike many birds that feed their young insects, goldfinches feed their young seeds. Because of this high-vegetation diet, they drink a lot of water.
    Goldfinches will also use a bird bath for bathing. Attract birds with more success with a Water Wiggler™. It creates ripples in the water to attract birds’ attention. The ripples also prevent mosquitoes from using the bath as a breeding ground.