7 Top Reasons to Feed Your Birds BirdBerry Jelly

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Tis the season for Jelly!  BirdBerry Jelly that is.  The Baltimore Orioles have arrived and this means oranges and BirdBerry Jelly will be in high demand by backyard bird enthusiasts.

The fact of the matter is that jelly and fruit are enjoyed by a great many of wonderful birds.  You can attract these birds to your backyard by putting out a feeder with fruits and jelly.

Don't take my word for it...after all seeing is believing.  Here are some pictures of birds that eat jelly and fruit in my yard and one of my co-workers yard as well.

Of course Baltimore Orioles are high on everybody's list of jelly eating birds.  This is the first reason to feed your birdies jelly.
Male Baltimore Oriole enjoying some Jelly
The entire family gets in on the action here...even baby is demanding it's share of the sweets!
The Male and Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak are another beautiful migratory bird that loves to have a sweet snack of jelly and fruit.  Number two on the list of reasons to add jelly to your bird feeding regiment.
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak
The American Robin likes to partake in BirdBerry Jelly all year long!  This is reason number three...however since the robin likes to eat jelly all year long...maybe he should be number one! ;)
American Robin in the Spring!
Summer sharing...Male American Robin and Female Baltimore Oriole!
and the American Robin in the Fall!
Number four and five on my list to feed jelly.  Blue Jays and Downy Woodpeckers like to get in on the Jelly action too! 
Jen's Blue Jay
Male Downy Woodpecker

The Gray Catbird mimics the songs of many different birds...here he mimics the Orioles by eating Jelly from their feeder!  Your sixth reason to serve up some tasty jelly.
Gray Catbird
Let's not forget the tiniest Jelly lover of all. Yes, our seventh reason to feed jelly... the little Ruby-Throated Hummingbird has been known to skip the nectar and nip the jelly from time to time.
Not the clearest picture, but this little one is clearly eating the jelly!

The birds don't end there either...Brown Thrashers, Northern Mockingbirds, Scarlet Tanagers, and even the Northern Cardinals have been know to stop by for some sips from the jelly pot. ;).  You never know who else may stop by, as really any bird that has a diet made up of at least some fruit, could be a candidate to be a jelly eater too.

You can make your own jelly (with little or no added sugar), or simply put out crushed fruit like grapes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.  Of course, you can't go wrong with an orange, apples or pears either.  

If you are purchasing your jelly I would recommend BirdBerry Jelly.  It has no corn syrup or preservatives, and has just the right sweetness for your birds, to give them the energy they need.

So put out some Jelly today and see who visits your yard!

Enjoy the birds.



  1. I had no idea birds eat jelly. Thank you for a great site to educate myself. I live inn Northwest Indiana

    1. Thanks for your comment WATTRL! We were just in your neck of the woods last week :) Great birds! Jelly is great for many birds and adds to the diversity of species observed. This morning my chickadees were gobbling it up LOL

      Thanks for reading!