Attracting Birds, Bluebirds, Bird Food and Feeders  |  January 26, 2024

Bluebird Suet Recipe

Thanks to everyone who called in when I was on Simon Rose’s Show on 1400AM/98.9FM in Columbia, MO on Thursday 1/24 from 9:15am to 10am.

As stated on the show, mealworms are the #1 supplement food to offer bluebirds. Songbird Station has live mealworms grown in Central Missouri at great prices. The live mealworms come in 100 in a cup, 1000 in a bag, and 5000 in a bag. Also, several sizes of dried mealworms are also available (coat with olive oil before feeding).

We also discussed a nugget bluebird treat Songbird Station sells. I promised to share a recipe that is a great homemade suet and bluebird supplement when crumbled. The recipe will not save you any money but can be fun to do with children. My favorite and the most proven recipe is the No-Melt Peanut Butter Suet created by Martha Sargent.

People have been using this recipe for over 20 years! Some people like to add a few chopped currents, cherries, and other fruits to the mix.

Martha and her late husband, Bob Sargent, were also founders and directors of the Bluebird Society for many years. We were very honored when Bob endorsed our Dr. JB’s hummingbird feeder as the world’s best hummingbird feeder.

Remember we are always here to answer any of your backyard birding questions or requests.

Bird Man Mel

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Mobility Worldwide

Mobility Worldwide’s Mission:

Mobility Worldwide reflects the love of God by bringing the Gift of Mobility and dignity to those in developing countries who are unable to walk. Founded right here in Columbia by Rev. Mel West, Mobility Worldwide provides three-wheeled, hand-cranked wheelchairs to adults and children in great need, including the severely disabled, victims of polio and landmines. This organization also collects, refurbishes and distributes canes, foldable walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs to individuals in communities across the globe.

Songbird Station has actively supported this mission for many years and Bird Man Mel, aka Mel Toellner, currently serves on the Mobility Worldwide Board of Trustees. Songbird Station recently sponsored a cart for the Craft Beer & Carts fundraising event held in Columbia this July. There is a vast need, and you can help! The Toellner Family encourages you to get involved and consider donating to this life-changing, humanitarian charity.


Mobility Worldwide’s Vision:

End immobility in the world.


Benefits of a Mobility Cart:

A child has the opportunity to attend school and receive an education; a family provider can find employment or bring products to market in an effort to provide for themselves and their dependents; beneficiaries can go to church, the marketplace and social gatherings; individuals can travel to local health centers for increased access to needed medical care; recipients have their pride and dignity restored as they are raised to a comfortable level which helps them interact with others.

Craft Beer and Carts

Craft Beer and Carts is a family-friendly fundraising event for Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia presented by Rotaract of Columbia each July. Live music, food trucks, and a selection of craft beer from a local brewery are featured. Sponsors are provided with a cart to decorate and then showcase at the event before being distributed to the recipient. This year 114 carts were on display. Take a look at a couple of past Songbird Station’s entries adorned with products you know and love!

Contact Mobility Worldwide Columbia if you and your church or organization would like to sponsor this annual event in 2024.

Learn More At Their Website