Suet is one of the most effective non-plant options when it comes to attracting birds, it is composed of harden beef fat, which is sometimes combined with other bird-attracting ingredients like dried fruit, peanuts, and mealworms. Suet is a favorite of Woodpeckers but will also attract birds that don’t commonly visit feeders such as the: Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Northern Mockingbird, and a variety of Thrushes and Warblers. 

American Robin     Baltimore Oriole     Black-Capped Chickadee     Blue Jay     Brown Creeper     Brown Thrasher     Carolina Wren     Downy Woodpecker                       Hermit Thrush     House Finch     Indigo Bunting     Northern Cardinal     Northern Flicker     Northern Mockingbird     Pileated Woodpecker     Pine Warbler                                    Red-Bellied Woodpecker     Rose-Breasted Grosbeak      Ruby-Crowned Kinglet     Scarlet Tanager     Townsend's Warbler     Tufted Titmouse                                  White-Breasted Nuthatch     Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker     Yellow-Rumped Warbler