Do birds eat sunflower plants?

Birds that are attracted to sunflower heads include jays, grosbeaks, goldfinches, juncos, buntings, pine siskins, titmice, bluebirds, blackbirds, finches, cardinals, and chickadees. They all benefit from the high nutritional value sunflower seeds provide—especially heading into the winter months. Why are birds eating my sunflower leaves? Apparently, this is very common in California. They are not…