Additional birds that prefer Safflower include rose-breasted grosbeaks, house finches and mourning doves. Chipmunks also like this seed. We bag safflower in-store to make sure your seed is always fresh.
Safflower is the top choice seed for attracting cardinals. It is also great for discouraging squirrels and grackles (black birds) and even sparrows which do not like safflower seeds. The small white thin-shelled seed is eaten by cardinals, nuthatches and chickadees. Safflower seed does not require any special feeders and can be used in any feeder in which sunflower seeds can be served.