J.J.Cardinal's Wild Bird & Nature Store, Grand Blanc, MI
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We are unable to ship birdseed & grain products outside of the US of A

bird seed is a huge chunk of our business

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"Perhaps the best bird seed that Mother Nature has to offer!"   It's been our slogan since we opened the store...and our quest never ends: finding you the very best seeds and grains that are available.  Hauling 50-lb. bags of yummy birdseed out to customer's vehicles quickly proved to be a challenge, physically, on JJ Cardinal's staff (and their aching backs). Enter our trusty cardinal red Radio Flyer wagon...since being put into active service, "little red" has helped haul over 4 million pounds of assorted birdseed, nuts, and grain.

Yes - we do charge for shipping.

Normal UPS charges apply on all birdseed ordered "online".  See the UPS website to get an idea how much it costs to ship orders to your door.  Be sure to add a few pounds for packaging weight, and use our zip code for the point of origin: 48439. >>    Small, lightweight packages can be shipped via US Postal Service...give us a call, we'll help you decide the best method for shipping to suit your needs.

Save shipping costs: buy local.  Sure, we'd love to sell you some of our premium birdseed - we send out hundreds of pounds every week. But if the notion of paying for shipping costs has you freaked-out, consider shopping around close to home at your local "bird store" or hardware or farm supply store...they'll appreciate the business.

safflower seed in Droll Yankees "PK" feeder (sadly discontinued)The extraordinary seeds in our custom blends have proven to be most attractive to the widest variety of birds that visit backyard feeders. Most of our seed comes from Michigan distributors freshly mixed to our specifications. On average, over 3,500 pounds of assorted beak-smackin' good seed flies out of our little shoppe every week! In fact, we are so proud of our bird seed, and the environmentally friendly craft paper bags, that we put our name on 'em!  But, it's really the content that matters...try a bag and see what the birds are all talking about!

left: Bright white safflower in Droll Yankees' late-great PK feeder. We had squirreled a few away for those shoppers searching for the original "Peter's Pride" birdfeeder but quickly sold out - darned shame - we love this feeder!  (Three of 'em are still in use at JJ's "proving grounds".)

In addition to our custom blended mixes (shown below), we carry an assortment of other seeds and nuts including: 99% clean, premium black-oil sunflower seeds, hulled select sunflower chips - fine and coarse, bright white safflower, NutraSaff, thistle (niger, or "Guizotia abyssinica" seed), peanuts - whole & shelled, corn - cob, cracked, whole walnuts, & whole or hulled millet, plus, a variety of suet products (see suet page).

our seed-bins....we sell most seed products by the pound (or in pre-packed bags ranging from 5 to 50 lbs.)

Trying to avoid squirrels?
Safflower >>
Seeds like bright white safflower and thistle (niger, or "Guizotia abyssinica" seed) have advantages for some consumers battling critters at their feeders. Squirrels are not fond of either of these seeds. No baffles or additional equipment required. We'll help you select the right seed or custom blend to attract the type of birds you desire.

safflower

from Birds Choice:
a feeder designed for offering safflower!
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ideal for safflower!

NutraSaff
Organic Golden Safflower
is a new variety of safflower developed without the thick white hull, yet offers 15% more oil content, 25% higher protein 30% higher fat content (energy) than traditional "bright white safflower". NutraSaffTM provides higher energy sources with less waste and less mess around feeding stations. However, unlike traditional bright white safflower seed, we have found red squirrels and black birds are somewhat attracted to NutraSaffTM.
[more info]

NutraSaff™

Thistle / Niger
(Guizotia abyssinica) This tiny black seed has a high oil content and is very appealing to American Goldfinches and other finches. Place this seed in a finch tube feeder that has tiny holes so the seed will not fall out. The seed has a shell, so imagine how small the meats of the niger seed are!

Feeding birds "thistle" seed will not create a problem for your yard because the seed will not sprout under the feeder. This bird seed is not from the wildflower thistle. The seed that is fed to birds commonly called "thistle" is actually imported from India, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and Nepal. It is heat-sterilized when it is imported into this country so it will not germinate and therefore will not grow (weeds) under your feeder.

thistle (niger, or "Guizotia abyssinica" seed)

Cardinal Delight
One of the best tube-feeder blends.
99% clean premium Black-oil Sunflower, bright white Safflower, and Select Sunflower Chips.

Cardinal Delight

J.J.'s Best Mix
For all types of feeders, “best” all around seed blend for the widest variety of birds. 99% clean premium Black-oil Sunflower, White-proso Millet, bright white Safflower, Select sunflower chips, Peanuts, Medium Cracked corn, Grit & Soy Oil. We sell tons of it every month...literally.

J.J.'s Best Mix
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"No-Mess" Mix
Select sunflower chips, peanut splits, and hulled white-proso millet. A mighty rich mix high in proteins and essentials fats. For most any feeder type with virtually "no mess" because the shells have been removed - the mix is 99.9% consumable! (Sure, there is typically one or two rebel shells in the bag that refuse to go.) Seeds which fall to ground that are not eaten by ground feeding birds and critters - uneaten seeds will not germinate.

"no-mess" mix

J.J.'s Finch Mix
Finches love this mix of their two favorite seeds. Finely crushed Select Sunflower Chips and Thistle (niger, or "Guizotia abyssinica" seed).

Tip: be sure the feeder used with this product is well protected with a baffle or other device to keep squirrels out. Critters are not fond of Thistle (niger) but love the sunflower hearts!

Finch Mix

J.J.’s Nut ‘n Fruity Mix
Contains: mixed nuts, sunflower hearts, dried Michigan cherries, suet balls, and raisins.

Nut-n-Fruity Mix

JJ's Woodpecker Mix
Contains: mixed nuts including pistachio, dried Michigan cherries, and raisins.

 

related products:
great feeders for offering fruit:
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assorted bluebird feeders
-- fly-thru covered platform
-- assorted fruit feeders for orioles

Woodpecker Mix

Gumby says: "check out the peanut feeders, too"

Gumby and Pokey dig into the seed mixes and bags of nuts and corn at JJ Cardinal's:  "We'll never starve working in a place like this!"

Gumby and his pal Pokey have quite a gig at JJ Cardinal's:
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This has been going on for weeks: "P-NUTZ to YOU," shouts Pokey.  "...to YOU," replies Gumby.

Kritter Mix
Kritter Mix is a product from Van Den Bosch, our primary seed distributorEach bag contains yummy striped sunflower seeds, Michigan-grown whole and cracked corn, and whole and shelled peanuts. We have not seen another mix for critters (squirrels, chipmunks, turkeys, songbirds, and others) exactly like ours, which means your backyard party, will be completely unique! All kinds of Critters love our Kritter Mix. And at $15 for a generous 20-pound bag you might be saying: “Honey please pass the Kritter Mix.” Also available in 35-lb bag, $24.85

Kritter Mix™

Johnny's Corn On The Cob
has been a staple at JJ Cardinal's
ever since we opened in 1992.
(right) Ginny & Mike have picked up where Johnny, Ginny's father, left off after his passing earlier in '08. Each ear of corn is hand-picked and shucked at Thread Creek Farm right here in Grand Blanc.

Dozen ears: $3.95
also available: whole corn and cracked corn - call for details and pricing.

Feeders for offering corn  >>

Ginny & Mike

Bluebird Munch - see our suet page for details >

bluebird-munch

our exclusive Faithful Feeder card - don't leave the house without it.

Bird lovers who frequent our shop may enjoy the faithful feeder's "Birder's Dozen" card from JJ's - receive one a "stamp" with each purchase of the same size and variety of seed. After a dozen stamps you receive a free bag. Many customers maintain several cards: one for each type of seed their backyard birds enjoy. Sorry, suet cakes and peanuts - shelled or whole - do not apply for the faithful feeder program.  Birder's Dozen cards are available exclusively for in-store purchases, only.
our seed is delivered weekly - tons of it - so you know it's fresh John Van Den Bosch Comapny of Holland, MI Our bagged bird seed is indeed a "Michigan Connection": Tons of fresh bird seed from John Van Den Bosch, CompanyTM of Holland, Michigan is delivered weekly to ensure freshness and adequate supply.   Our bags are made by Sun Coast Packaging of Sodus, MI.  Nice folks. You'll be glad to know the birds will love seed from J.J. Cardinal's and you'll feel good knowing you are supporting local, Michigan businesses!

see the radio-flyer CAR on YouTube!

Radio Flyer Car!
Fred Keller and Judy Foster's "retirement" project, isn't something you'd expect. The two built a car modeled after a Radio Flyer wagon, complete with handle and red buttons on the wheels. The car began as a 1976 Mazda Pickup truck, and the project began in the summer of 2009. They completed it in early August and have been turning heads everywhere they go. 
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barleymilowheatoats
You will not find “filler” seeds: barley, milo, rape seed, wheat, oats,
or sorghum in any of JJ Cardinal's Quality Custom Blends.
Nope. No how, no way.

header: seeds not found in JJ's blends
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Sturdy seed storage solutions
Keep your seed fresh and your storage area tidy
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galvanized seed-can 6 gallon size with lid
10 gallon steel can - enlarged view - click below
enlarged view
tough as nails
6 gallon galvanized steel seed can
with locking lid
14" x  35" Made in the USA by S&K Products.
$24.95
10 gallon galvanized steel seed can
with locking lid. Reinforcing rims top and bottom. Ideal for storing bird seed, salt, and pet food, etc. Height: 48" x 16" diameter. Made in the USA by S&K Products. $26.95
20 gallon galvanized steel seed can
w/ locking lid.
20" x 47"  Made in the USA by S&K Products. 
$28.95
seed scoops we ship coast-to-coast!Perhaps the best darn seed Mother Nature has to offer, and we're delighted birds everywhere can enjoy our fresh, clean, tasty seed. Seems to be popular: we ship it literally coast-to-coast. Prices? Its best to call toll free: 1-866-818-6295...like any commodity, prices fluctuate.

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Seed scoops can make the task of filling feeders easier...
see several options
at our "accessories page" >>
We are unable to ship
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how to order....

J.J. says...J.J.'s Seed Tip
Keep only as much seed on hand that your backyard wildlife consumes over a 30-day period. Seed stored longer than a month can attract insects and absorb moisture. Seed storage cans can help, too (see above).   We're pretty fussy about quality; so we take delivery of seed from our distributor weekly and constantly rotate our inventory. Birds know when it's fresh!
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12830 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI 48439  810-695-8733
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