Bark Butter

Yellow-rumped WarblerYellow-rumped Warbler - Local photo by S. Hunt

Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter

No Bird Food Attracts More Species

Bark Butter is a spreadable, peanut-flavored suet carefully formulated to attract the widest variety of birds with the most convenience and the least mess. While many of our common nut and seed-eating birds will love Bark Butter – birds like woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and jays – this food is also one of your best options for attracting something new to your feeders. We have had several customers report otherwise uncommon feeder visitors such as Townsend's and Yellow-rumped warblers, bushtits, and northern flickers on Bark Butter, as well as occasional reports of various highly unexpected birds.

Overall, Bark Butter has already attracted over 130 species of birds across North America, over 60 of which are found in the North Bay. More species are still being added – our customers have already added five to the countrywide list and we're not done yet. Check out our list of locally found birds that have been seen eating Bark Butter, and let us know if any more need to be added!

If you don't have a convenient local Wild Birds Unlimited store, you can also find Bark Butter in our online shop.

  1. California Quail
  2. Wild Turkey
  3. Band-tailed Pigeon
  4. Anna’s Hummingbird
  5. Acorn Woodpecker
  6. Nuttall’s Woodpecker
  7. Downy Woodpecker
  8. Hairy Woodpecker
  9. Northern Flicker
  10. Pileated Woodpecker
  11. Black Phoebe
  12. Steller’s Jay
  13. Western Scrub Jay
  14. American Crow
  15. Common Raven
  16. Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  17. Oak Titmouse
  18. Bushtit
  19. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  20. White-breasted Nuthatch
  21. Pygmy Nuthatch
  22. Brown Creeper
  23. Bewick's Wren
  24. House Wren
  25. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  26. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  27. Wrentit
  28. Western Bluebird
  29. Hermit Thrush
  30. Swainson's Thrush
  31. American Robin
  32. Varied Thrush
  33. Northern Mockingbird
  34. European Starling
  35. Orange-crowned Warbler
  36. Yellow Warbler
  37. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  38. Townsend's Warbler
  39. Hermit Warbler
  40. Spotted Towhee
  41. California Towhee
  42. Rufous-crowned Sparrow
  43. Chipping Sparrow
  44. Fox Sparrow
  45. Lincoln's Sparrow
  46. Song Sparrow
  47. White-throated Sparrow
  48. White-crowned Sparrow
  49. Golden-crowned Sparrow
  50. Dark-eyed Junco
  51. Western Tanager
  52. Black-headed Grosbeak
  53. Red-winged Blackbird
  54. Brewer’s Blackbird
  55. Brown-headed Cowbird
  56. Hooded Oriole
  57. Bullock’s Oriole
  58. Purple Finch
  59. House Finch
  60. Pine Siskin
  61. American Goldfinch
  62. House Sparrow

Bark Butter Log by Doug Cook

Chestnut-backed Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch and Downy Woodpecker - Local Photo by Doug Cook

Townsend's Warbler - Theresa Fisher

Townsend's Warbler on Bark Butter Suet Cake - Local Photo by Theresa Fisher


Hermit Warbler on Bark Butter

Hermit Warbler on Bark Butter (feeder not even required!) - Local Photo by Olivia Werblin

Chickadee on Bark Butter

Chestnut-backed Chickadee - Local Photo by Christine Hansen

Another Way to Offer Bark Butter

Bark Butter Bits

Bark Butter Bits feature the classic Bark Butter formula in small nuggets which can be offered in open tray feeders, small cup feeders, mesh peanut feeders, or mixed in with seed in typical seed feeders. You can also toss a few on the ground for ground-feeding birds. Bark Butter Bits are also available in a squirrel- and rodent-proof hot pepper version - see all your Bark Butter options in our online store.