Wild Bird Feeding Industry
Quality Standards
Offering quality feed and using quality feeders will help your backyard bird feeding experience to be more rewarding – to you and to the birds! Through the WBFI Quality Standards Program, WBFI Members give you the information you need to purchase quality feed and feeder products that meet industry standards.

Recognizing Quality Feed and Feeder Products
Be sure to look for this logo on the packaging the next time you buy
Bird feed or feeders!
Products carrying this logo meet the WBFI Quality Standard!

Use of the WBFI Quality Standards Logo
Only WBFI Members are eligible to participate in the WBFI Quality Standards Program and use the WBFI Quality Standards logo on packaging.
Bird Preference Chart
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Bird Feeder Standards
When you purchase a bird feeder that carries the logo for the WBFI Quality Standards Program, here is what you can expect from your bird feeder product:

  • Feeder or Package must include labeling appropriate for the birds that will use the feeder and the recommended ingredients.
  • Seed feeders must have a minimum 1-1/2” diameter refilling port.
  • Hanging devices must be made from metal such as wire, chain, or cable and must be securely attached.
  • Seed flows appropriately for recommended ingredients.
  • Cleanable; instructions for care and use must be included.
  • Drainage system suitable to the feeder type.

Bird Feed Standards
Using quality feeds will help you and the birds have a more enjoyable experience! Feeds you offer in your feeders should be free of sticks, stems and other debris. WBFI Quality Standards Program offers quality standards for over 40 of the most common bird feeds.

Click here to go to the WBFI Quality Standards Program Seed Definitions.

Questions or Concerns?
Please contact us with questions or concerns you have about products you purchase that show the WBFI Quality Standards logo. Click here to go to the WBFI Quality Standards Product Feedback Form. Following confirmation to you that we have received your communication, we will work with the company to get the issue resolved. Rest assured that the manufacturers enrolled in the WBFI Quality Standards Program are extremely interested in your experience with their products! Here is the list of WBFI Member companies enrolled in the WBFI Quality Standards Program.