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Sunflower Hearts - Wild Bird Food

Regular price £3.91
Regular price £4.89 Sale price £3.91

Ideal for

Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-Tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, Starling, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker

 Seed feeder Bird Table


Haith's bird food for wild bird bag sizes up to 20 kg


Sunflower Hearts for birds can attract a wide variety of species.

Super-high-energy, premium-quality Sunflower Hearts are simply sensational! Easy to feed and SuperClean™ at competitive prices.

Sunflower Hearts are plump, clean and safe for garden birds.

Haith's hearts also provide high calorific value and high energy to keep garden birds healthy. They're universally well-known for keeping bird feeding simple yet effective. The number of birds they appeal to is sensational, which is why they feature in many of our high-energy bird seeds.

Feeding de-husked sunflowers helps birds spend less time cracking open Black Sunflower Seed husks and more time providing for their family during the breeding season.

Hearts appeal to so many garden birds – no wonder they’ve overtaken peanuts as the number one garden bird food of choice. They’re worshipped by Goldfinches who, in some gardens, in parts of the UK, prefer them to Niger Seed - perhaps because they're bursting with high energy and nutrition.

They feature in many of our high-energy garden bird foods.

Feed sunflowers from tube-type seed feeders, bird tables, ground feeders or sprinkle them on the ground.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 165 reviews
Sharon Jhumat-Smith (Ely, GB)
Love, love , love the sunflower heart seeds from Haiths

It was my brother that recommended Haiths to myself. we have brought the sunflower Hearts seeds from Haiths for sometime now and always great service as well. I will say this the previous 1 x bag we brought we noticed the gold finches and sparrows was tipping out the seeds onto the ground. We have now brought another 2 x bags and hoping that it was a one off batch that had not so good of quality.

Hello, many thanks for your review. Should you have any further problems please let our team know at and they will be happy to help.

Paul Lee (Bournemouth, GB)
No. 1 choice.

Excellent feed,any ground spillage from feeders is quickly cleaned up - wood pigeons, collared doves etc. etc.

Hello Paul, thank you for your review. Sunflower Hearts are always a popular choice - we are glad your garden birds are enjoying them.

David (Llanybydder, GB)
Great quality and service!

Nice, clean, fresh, sunflower hearts. appreciated by many of our feathered friends and the squirrel

Hello David, thank you for your review. The Sunflower Hearts can attract a wide variety of garden birds and even the squirrels too.

John Wilson (Barnet, GB)
Food for all

Sunflower hearts seem to be well liked by birds large and small. At present I seem to be feeding are local flock of parakeets quite a few **** and finches plus at least one extended family of squirrels, all partake greedily, thankfully with hearts only the is no mess left under the feeders.My experience is that hearts are more acceptable all round than any other feed.

Hello John, thank you for this lovely review. It is wonderful to hear that so many species are enjoying our Sunflower Hearts - and as they are no mess, that's always a plus!

J. (Horsham, GB)
A great all-rounder!

This is a vital food for small birds that will see them through the Winter months. When smaller birds can’t get a look-in at the bird table, this food works well fed in seed feeders. I use Roamwild feeders that keep the seed dry all year round & one where only small birds can access. I have found that all Haith’s food is of excellent quality every time! Take a bow Haith’s!

Hello Jazz, many thanks for your great review. Sunflower Hearts are certainly a great meal for garden birds.

What are the benefits of feeding sunflower hearts?

Sunflower Hearts boast high oil content, making them a valuable energy source for birds throughout the year and they are especially beneficial during the chilly autumn and winter seasons and during the breeding season. Sunflower hearts exhibit remarkable versatility and can be fed in various ways, such as from bird seed feeders, atop bird tables, or even scattered directly on the ground.

Birds eating off of a feeder of Haith's bird food

What type of bird feeder is best for sunflower hearts?

We particularly adore this Sunflower Hearts Feeder because it combines aesthetic appeal with exceptional functionality. This mid-range bird feeder is crafted entirely from metal, making it a durable choice. Furthermore, it comes equipped with a removable base, which simplifies the cleaning process.

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Which birds eat sunflower hearts?

Sunflower hearts are a nutritious option for wild birds such as Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-Tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, Starling, House Sparrow, Collared Dove and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Remarkably, in certain garden settings, Goldfinches have shown a preference for them over Niger seeds and in some gardens charms of Goldfinch can be seen feeding regularly on sunflower

  • High energy source

    Sunflower hearts are the kernel of the sunflower seed, with the hull removed. They are packed with energy, providing birds with essential fats that help them maintain their energy levels.

  • Nutritional Content

    They are rich in essential oils, protein and vitamins, making them a highly nutritious food source for birds.

  • Easy to Digest

    Since the tough outer shell is removed, sunflower hearts are easier for birds to eat and digest. This means birds can quickly grab a bite without expending too much energy on cracking open seeds.

  • Less Mess

    With the hulls removed, there's less debris and waste left behind in feeders, making them a cleaner feeding option.

  • Reduced Risk of Disease

    The absence of hulls means there's a reduced risk of mould growth in feeders, leading to a healthier feeding environment for birds.

  • Cost-Effective

    While sunflower hearts might be more expensive than whole sunflower seeds, they are often more cost-effective in the long run because there's no waste.

  • Supports Bird Health

    The high-fat content in sunflower hearts helps birds develop a thick layer of insulation (fat) during the colder months, essential for keeping them warm.

  • Natural Food Source

    While they're popular in bird feeders, sunflowers also naturally attract birds when grown in gardens or wild areas.

Sunflower Hearts FAQs

What is the shelf life for sunflower hearts?

The shelf life for our sunflower hearts is 6-8 months, ensure to keep stored in a cool dry place.  

 When should I feed sunflower hearts?

Ideal for year-round feeding, Sunflower Hearts offers a high energy content that is well-suited for both the colder winter months and the breeding season. This nutritious choice supports fledglings in their quest for food and provides essential energy for various activities during this time.

Are Sunflower hearts messy to feed?

No. Sunflower Hearts are 100% edible and leave no mess because their husks/shells have been removed.

What's the difference between sunflower seeds and sunflower hearts?

Sunflower seeds (such as black sunflowers) have a husk – which gathers as waste material beneath bird feeders, which requires cleaning and sweeping away; however, sunflower hearts have had their husk removed so they generate no mess and no waste.