Seed, Feeder, and Book Sale
Jayhawk Audubon's annual seed sale will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in the back parking lot at Cottin's Hardware, 1832 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence. To ensure you get the seed you need, please preorder using one of the methods below. We will have some extra seed at the sale but choices and quantities will be limited. We also will be selling feeders and birding field guides. So stock up for winter and get your holiday gifts early— this will be our only seed sale! All proceeds support the educational and conservation projects of JAS.
Click on the PDF icon below to see the price list and pre-order form.
Pre-Orders must be received by November 8, 2021
Three Ways to Order and Pay:
Prepay with a check. Download, print out, and mail the order form attached below, along with your check made out to Jayhawk Audubon Society, c/o Pam Chaffee, 847 N. 1909 Rd. Lecompton, Kansas 66050. Mail early so it arrives by November 8th.
Prepay online with a credit card. Email your order (no need to use the form) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will calculate the price and email you a link to our secure payment site where you can provide your credit card details.
Pay at the sale. Mail your completed order form to Pam Chaffee, 847 N. 1909 Rd, Lecompton, Kansas 66047 or email Pam listing the seed you want. Then bring a check or credit card when you come to pick up your products on Nov. 13th.
Seed preferences of our backyard birds
Black Oil Sunflower Seeds are loved by wild birds. Over 40 different bird species are known to eat black oil sunflower seeds. The oil content (over 40%) makes this seed especially nutritious for birds.
Premium Blend is our mixture of 45% black oil sunflower, 45% safflower, and 10% sunflower chips. Economy Blend is less expensive but still appeals to many species. It is our mixture of 20% black oil sunflower seed, 40% cracked corn, and 40% white millet.
Niger Thistle and Sunflower Seed Chips are both excellent for finch feeders & draw finches and pine siskins.
Finch Mix is an option for finch feeders. It consists of 50% Niger thistle and 50% sunflower seed chips.
Safflower has become an increasingly popular bird food because it is well-liked by cardinals, rose-breasted grosbeaks, chickadees, nuthatches, mourning doves, house finches and white-throated sparrows. House sparrows and starlings don’t seem to like it, though! Even squirrels rarely eat safflower seeds.
White and Red Millet attract wild birds like bobwhites, cardinals, doves, purple finches, juncos, and native sparrows (i.e. chipping, fox, song, tree, white-throated), towhees, turkeys, grackles, blue jays and pheasants. White millet can be scattered on the ground or offered in cylindrical or tray feeders near the ground.
Suet is chopped or ground animal fat (generally beef) that may be mixed with birdseed and/or peanut butter. Woodpeckers, chickadees, brown creepers, and nuthatches (among other birds) particularly enjoy suet. Suet melts and turns rancid in temperatures above 70oF, so it should only be offered during cooler months.
Peanuts entice many of the same birds that eat black oil sunflower seeds especially woodpeckers and nuthatches. Special bird feeders may be required.
Cracked Corn is eaten by many of the birds listed above, including some “undesirables” such as house sparrows, brown-headed cowbirds, and starlings. It can be mixed with white millet and scattered on the ground during fall and spring to feed migrant sparrows, juncos and other ground-feeding birds.