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

click here to 'rocket' to....- bird seed 
- fruit & nut varieties  
- storage containers

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 are typically shipped via US Postal Service.
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.



Children love riding in Lil' Red and this child is no exception! This is her fourth annual ride in the wagon that happens during seed pickup and her visit to see family who live in Michigan.  Followers of our page may recognize her from previous posts: Brynleigh Mae - 5-years (Sept. 2017).

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, about 3,500 pounds of assorted beak-smackin' good seed flies out of our little shoppe every week!

"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. 

In addition to our custom blended mixes shown below, we also carry an assortment of other seeds and nuts including:

·   98% clean premium black-oil sunflower seeds
·   hulled select sunflower chips - fine and coarse
·   bright white safflower
·   NutraSaff organic safflower with thin shell
·  thistle - niger, or "Guizotia abyssinica" seed
·   hulled millet
·  peanuts - whole & shelled
·  corn - cob, cracked, & whole

Suet products are shown on our 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.


from Birds Choice:
a feeder designed for offering safflower!
[click feeder to see more info]

ideal for safflower!

Organic Golden Safflower
is a 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". NutraSaff 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 NutraSaff.
[more info]


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:
assorted bluebird feeders
-- fly-thru covered platform
-- assorted fruit feeders for orioles

Woodpecker Mix

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 1991.
(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.  Thread Creek has been a family farm since 1831...7 generations.  Andrew Jackson was President of the USA at the time...six years BEFORE Michigan became a state! Good folks.

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

Feeders for offering corn  >>

unofficial models of Stormy Kromer hats >>

Ginny & Mike

Bluebird Munch - see our suet page for details >

Fruitberry Nut Seed Log
by Pinetree Farms
Made in USA - Contains black oil sunflower seed, white millet, corn, red millet, peanuts, safflower seed, dried blueberries, gelatin. Available in 2 sizes:

6" diameter x 6¼" tall. 4½ lbs. $18.95.

4" dia x 6" tall, 2 lbs. $8.95

Pinetree Farms - fruitberry seed log

Made In The USA

Seed Cylinder Holder
by Erva Tool
The ideal device for offering compressed seed cakes in your backyard habitat. Premium galvanized steel, powder coated seed cylinder feeder complete with 9½" protective top. Assembled height: 10" tall. Item # CYFHLDN. Made in USA.  $24.99
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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!

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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three immages on every can!

Atlantic Can is one of the largest wholesale suppliers of decorative tins, custom tins and tin accessories in the country. JJ Cardinal's stocks the popular "There Is A Season" wild bird design - three images on every tapered can....cardinals, goldfinch & chickadee.  Made with pride in the USA.

Atlantic Can 2 gal size Atlantic Can 3.5-gal size Atlantic Can 6.5-gal size
2 gallon can holds approx. 10 pounds of seed.
10" diameter x 9½" tall.  $12.95
3½ gallon can holds approx. 17½ pounds of seed. 
10" diameter x 11½" tall. $19.95
6½ gallon can holds approx. 32½ pounds of seed, this can has handles! 12½" diameter x 14½" tall. $24.95

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10 gallon steel can - enlarged view - click below
enlarged view
8 QT. Seed Container
Great for storing and pouring birdseed. Holds 10 pounds and has a handy pouring spout perfect for filling tube feeders. Made in the USA  $22.95
5 gallon galvanized steel seed can
with locking lid 12-7/8" diameter x 12" tall with locking lid handle. Made in the USA by S&K Products.
item #SC5.  $32.95
10 gallon galvanized steel seed can with locking lid. Reinforcing rims top and bottom. 16" diameter x 18½" tall (22½" tall with locking lid handle in upright position). Made in the USA by S&K Products. Item #SC10  $39.95
Our cans are ideal for storing
bird seed, salt, and pet food, etc.
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? 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
birdseed & grain products
outside of the US
of A

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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!

look for this label for sensational birdseed

J.J. Cardinal's Wild Bird & Nature Store®
12830 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI 48439  810-695-8733
Revised 09/26/17  ©  copyright J.J. Cardinal's 1992-2017
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