Bird Feeders Buying Guide

Winged visitors bring delight to family and friends alike. And the easiest way to ensure a wide range of birds comes and stays awhile in your yard is to provide food. Here is the range of bird feeders to choose from.

Types of Bird Feeders

Types of Bird Feeders

Watching birds is a fun way to observe the natural world in your own yard. And while birds are drawn to any space that offers shelter in trees and food in plants, you can boost your odds of drawing a diverse set of winged visitors by offering them seed and other nutrients in bird feeders. As with most things intended for the garden, different bird feeders accomplish different goals and draw different birds. As you search for the perfect spots for bird feeders, consider these types: tray/platform, house/hopper, tube, nyjer, suet, nectar, peanut, and specialty. Here's a short guide.

Tray/Platform

A tray or platform feeder typically rests on a post or hangs from a chain. It has a large, flat surface for birds to sit and eat, and also has a large covered roof to protect both winged friends and the food you provide. However, these feeders need to have drainage holes to prevent food from spoiling, and they can be easily raided by other animals -- such as squirrels -- if you don't deter them.

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$29.95

Because they imitate ground feeding, platform bird feeders like this one attract more varieties of birds than other types of feede...rs. The window frame design adds a decorative touch when hung on the side of a shed, barn, house or garage. Steel frame with a stainless steel platform that is perforated for drainage. Includes hanging chain. Powder-coated steel, stainless steel12" W x 18" H x 6-3/4" deep27" H overall including hanging chain Gardener's Supply Exclusive read more

Birds Choice
$32.40 $30.38

Dimensions: 11L x 10W x 1.75H in.. Constructed from recycled poly-lumber. Will not crack, split, or fade. Window-mounted platform ...feeder. Removable seed tray for easy cleaning. Two strong suction cups on this Birds Choice Recycled 11 x 10 in. Window Mount Platform Bird Feeder turn any window into a perfect view for bird watching. This window-mount platform feeder is made of recycled poly-lumber so it won't crack, split, or fade. It features a wide open feeding tray and removable seed tray for easy cleaning. About Backyard Nature ProductsHumble beginnings in 1993 have yielded wonderful results for Backyard Nature Products. Founded by Dan Bloedorn, the company began by offering simple backyard bird-feeders built by Dan and has since expanded to include feeders for multiple animals, outdoor furniture, bird baths, bird houses, and more. Now, Backyard Nature Products has its own facilities and team of dedicated employees. Environmentally conscious, poly-lumber (made from recycled milk cartons) is used in a number of their products and any wood scrap is recycled into mulch. Whether you want a decorative accent or a functional place for your feathered friends to feed, Backyard Nature Products has something for you. read more

Birds Choice
$66.00 $57.78

Dimensions: 22L x 22W x 2.63H in.. Constructed from cedar wood. Can be used as a seed catcher or platform feeder. Includes 2 remov...able seed trays. Made in the USA. This Birds Choice 22 x 22 in. Natural Cedar Pole Mount Bird Seed Catcher Platform Feeder is designed for use as a seed catcher or platform feeder. This bird seed catcher is made of natural cedar wood and includes two removable seed trays for easy cleaning. About Backyard Nature ProductsHumble beginnings in 1993 have yielded wonderful results for Backyard Nature Products. Founded by Dan Bloedorn, the company began by offering simple backyard bird-feeders built by Dan and has since expanded to include feeders for multiple animals, outdoor furniture, bird baths, bird houses, and more. Now, Backyard Nature Products has its own facilities and team of dedicated employees. Environmentally conscious, poly-lumber (made from recycled milk cartons) is used in a number of their products and any wood scrap is recycled into mulch. Whether you want a decorative accent or a functional place for your feathered friends to feed, Backyard Nature Products has something for you. read more

Birds Choice
$55.99

BRDC1110 Features Color: Natural 0.88" Natural cedar with removable seed trays Will need a mounting flange to affix seed catcher t...o the round pole All screwed construction using weather-resistant plated deck screws Fully routed edges for an attractive... read more

House/Hopper

A house or hopper feeder resembles a tray or platform feeder, with one big difference: It has enclosed walls. The feed is loaded through a removable roof, and birds eat through openings at the base. The walls protect the birdseed from the elements, as well as to allow you to add more feed at once.

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Digi Birds
$29.99

We Tweet! We Sing! We Move! Experience the 'tweet life with the DigiBirds Birdhouse! Your interactive, tweeting, tabletop bird is ...full of animated movements and can sing up to 20 songs! Watch as it tweets and sings while sitting on the Bird House... read more

Heartwood
$94.00

Dimensions: 6W x 6D x 24H in.Rot- and insect-resistant cypress wood constructionWeathered white finish1 bird hole, 1.5-inch diamet...erCopper verdigris roofClean out, ventilation, and drainage built-in. Handcrafted in the USA. The Heartwood Graceland Bird House - Weathered White was inspired by one of the world's most famous human songbirds. Elvis loved and sang gospel all his life, which is why this great Southern palace features soaring rooftops crowned in copper with a verdigris finish. Song birds will flock to the serene and comforting sanctuary of Graceland. It features a 1.5-inch entrance hole and a variety of bird-friendly features. Bless your birds with its beauty and comfort. read more

Heartwood
$103.68 $55.30

Dimensions: 15H x 6W x 6D in.. Solid mahogany wood. Hand-oiled finish & copper roof. Hole measures 1.25 diam. in.. Mount on a post... or set on a wall. Designed for ventilation and drainage. Copper access plate at back. Handcrafted in the USA. A tall, gothic arch gives the Heartwood Arrowhead Lodge Bird House plenty of interior space for a pair of songbirds and their brood! Crafted of solid mahogany with a hand-oiled, two-tone effect, this birdhouse features a copper roof and an entrance hole measuring 1.25 in., just right for wrens, tufted titmice, or downy woodpeckers! An access panel clad with copper is removable for seasonal cleaning. This well-ventilated birdhouse also includes small holes in the floor for proper drainage. read more

DecMode
$60.00 $38.42

Dimensions: 16L x 16W x 6H in. Made from quality metalArtistic sunflower shape with double layered petals Muted yellow and green f...inishHook on back for hanging. With the DecMode Sunflower Bird House in your front porch or backyard, you'll have a cheery sunflower, one that never fades or withers, greeting you every day. Artistically shaped like a sunflower with double layered metal petals finished in muted yellow, red, and green, this bird house is not merely ornamental, but a house your feathered friends will love to call home. A hook on the back of the flower lets you hang it anywhere in the garden, yard, or balcony. read more

Tube

A tube feeder is a long cylinder with periodically spaced holes and perches for birds to rest and eat. It also has a tray at the base to catch extra food and provide more room for birds to sit.

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Perky-Pet
$19.99 $14.96

The Garden Song Select-A-Bird Tube Bird Feeder features 8 feeding ports, 3.5 lb seed capacity and an easy-fill wide mouth top. The... ports rotate for Nyjer or mixed seed. Rotate the base to adjust perches to accommodate birds of all shapes and sizes. These innovations make for one of the most economical and convenient feeders on the market! read more

Birds Choice
$94.99 $51.52

Choice of sizes. Constructed from plastic & stainless steel. Finished in green & black. Tube shaped design. Comes equipped to hang.... Capacity of 1 qt.. Easy to clean. The Birds Choice Clever Clean Tube Bird Feeder boasts a tube-shaped design that's perfect for feeding birds with openings at the bottom to evenly dole meals out. This durable plastic and stainless steel bird feeder comes ready to hang from a tree, porch, or patio area. Choose the size you prefer to create a wonderful dining area for local birds to enjoy. Size: 24 in.. read more

Birds Choice
$80.99 $44.16

Choice of sizes. Constructed from plastic & stainless steel. Finished in green & black. Tube shaped design. Comes equipped to hang.... Capacity of 1 qt.. Easy to clean. The Birds Choice Clever Clean Tube Bird Feeder boasts a tube-shaped design that's perfect for feeding birds with openings at the bottom to evenly dole meals out. This durable plastic and stainless steel bird feeder comes ready to hang from a tree, porch, or patio area. Choose the size you prefer to create a wonderful dining area for local birds to enjoy. Size: 18 in.. read more

Birds Choice
$65.99 $35.88

Choice of sizes. Constructed from plastic & stainless steel. Finished in green & black. Tube shaped design. Comes equipped to hang.... Capacity of 1 qt.. Easy to clean. The Birds Choice Clever Clean Tube Bird Feeder boasts a tube-shaped design that's perfect for feeding birds with openings at the bottom to evenly dole meals out. This durable plastic and stainless steel bird feeder comes ready to hang from a tree, porch, or patio area. Choose the size you prefer to create a wonderful dining area for local birds to enjoy. Size: 18 in.,24 in.,12 in.. read more

Nyjer

Nyjer or thistle seed is a favorite of many desirable bird species, such as finches; a nyjer feeder has specially sized, smaller holes that dispense the seed and help to attract these birds.

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Wagner's
$34.48

Wagner's Nyjer Seed is the absolute favorite of Finches, such as the American Goldfinch, House Finch, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin an...d other small Songbirds. This tiny delicacy is used in Finch Feeders which have smaller holes and tiny perches - perfect... read more

Wagner's
$74.53

Nyjer Seed is the absolute favorite of finches, such as the American goldfinch, house finch, purple finch, pine siskin and other s...mall songbirds. This tiny delicacy is used in finch feeders that have smaller holes and tiny perches -- perfect for the... read more

Wagner's
$10.22

Wagner's Nyjer Seed is the absolute favorite of Finches, such as the American Goldfinch, House Finch, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin an...d other small Songbirds. This tiny delicacy is used in Finch Feeders which have smaller holes and tiny perches – perfect... read more

Wagner
$21.98

Wagner's 10 LB Nyjer/Thistle Wild Bird Food: Nyjer seed is a perfect choice for nurturing finches with its high fat and protein co...ntent Nyjer seed packs an incredible 150,000 seeds per pound Seeds create no waste, no mess, no growth and more visits to... read more

Suet

Suet cages are typically small, rectangular, wire boxes sized to hold a cake of suet. The wire pieces of the suet holder provide spots for birds to grab hold while they eat.

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Suet Plus
$49.99

Dimensions: 5L x 1.2W x 4.8H in.. Beef suet, seed, and corn. Blue, yellow, and green packaging. 12 pack of suet cakes. High qualit...y ingredients in melt-resistant formula. Recyclable easy-open, no-mess wrapper. Good energy source. 11 oz. individual suet cake. Provide backyard birds with optimal nutrition with the Suet Plus 12 Count Wild Bird Blend Suet Cake. This 12 pack of suet cakes feature high-quality ingredients and a no-melt formula and promise year-round use. Each individually packaged suet cake comes in an easy-to-open wrapper and recyclable packaging. read more

Suet Plus
$49.99 $18.78

Suet Plus 240 11 oz Suet Plus Wild Bird Extra Value, 10-Pack: Suet cakes are made with high quality ingredients in a melt-resistan...t formula Individually packaged in easy-open no mess-wrapper Cake wrapper is 100 percent recyclable 11 oz each 10-pack... read more

Generic
$9.85 $8.04

Stokes Select Double Suet Bird Feeder, 2 Suet Capacity: Grid design allows Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Chickadees and more to cling D...ouble-locking closure system keeps suet secure in feeder Multiple uses to attract a wide variety of birds: Fill with your... read more

Nectar

Used to attract hummingbirds, nectar feeders have tubes filled with a mixture of sugar and water; small holes or tubes dispense the mixture to birds.

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Auraco
$24.99 $19.99

16 fl. oz. of nectar feeder cleanser. Easily removes mold dirt nectar lines. Also removes sugar build-up in tubes. Not harmful to ...birds if mixed in nectar. All-natural and environmentally friendly. read more

Nectar DOTS
$17.89

Everything you need to start feeding Hummingbirds from the palm of your hand is now available in one package! This deluxe set make...s the perfect starter kit, but is unique enough for the seasoned birder. Give the all-in-one kit as a fun and original... read more

Nectar DOTS
$19.38

Nectar DOTS are now available in large! Each large DOT holds a 1.25 oz of nectar.Simply fill the DOTS with nectar and place in the... red poly holder. Set includes 4 DOTS and one handmade red recycled poly lumber holder.Clean your Nectar DOT with mild... read more

Nectar DOTS
$9.36

Nectar DOTS are now available in large! Each large DOT holds a 1.25 oz of nectar.Simply fill the DOT with nectar and place in the ...copper hanger. Set includes 2 DOTS and one handmade copper hanger.Clean your Nectar DOT with mild soap and rinse... read more

Peanut

Very simple in design, a wire-mesh peanut feeder is often cylindrical in shape and provides holes big enough for birds to retrieve shelled peanuts.

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Gardman
$49.99

Dimensions: 11.42L x 11.42W x 12.2H in.. Constructed of durable metal. Soft green base, lid, and sides. Squirrel and predator proo...f. Capacity: 1.47 lbs. of seed. Feed birds, frustrate squirrels, and add charm to your backyard décor with the Gardman Globe Peanut & Sunflower Seed Feeder. This bird feeder has a globe shape made of strong wire that comes in a weather-resistant green finish. The exterior keeps larger birds and squirrels away from the metal wire seed cylinder that is tucked inside. read more

Birds Choice
$30.20

Dimensions: 6L x 4W x 7H in.. Constructed from recycled poly-lumber. Taupe brown color, acorn shape. For use with shelled peanuts ...or suet nuggets. Made in the USA. Tuck shelled peanuts or suet nuggets inside this Birds Choice Taupe Peanut Bird Feeder and watch your feathered friends flock. This acorn-shaped bird feeder is made of recycled poly-lumber so it won't crack, split, or fade.About Backyard Nature ProductsHumble beginnings in 1993 have yielded wonderful results for Backyard Nature Products. Founded by Dan Bloedorn, the company began by offering simple backyard bird-feeders built by Dan and has since expanded to include feeders for multiple animals, outdoor furniture, bird baths, bird houses, and more. Now, Backyard Nature Products has its own facilities and team of dedicated employees. Environmentally conscious, poly-lumber (made from recycled milk cartons) is used in a number of their products and any wood scrap is recycled into mulch. Whether you want a decorative accent or a functional place for your feathered friends to feed, Backyard Nature Products has something for you. read more

Audubon/Woodlink
$18.49

AJO1023 Features Stainless steel screen which is great for feeding nuthatches and woodpeckers Fill with 1 lbs of peanut / black oi...l seed Color: Green, black Orientation: Hanging Easy Refill Top: Yes Color: Black, green Country of Manufacture: United... read more

Gifted Living
$67.20 $43.15

Add some unusual color and decoration to your yard while welcoming birds to your yard with these circular metal feeders. Crafted o...ut of metal and painted vibrant colors, these feeders are perfect for holding peanuts. Sold as a set of four. read more

Specialty

Some uniquely designed bird feeders accomplish the same tasks as others -- dispensing particular kinds of bird food -- but do it using whimsical elements or unusual accents.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Bird feeders are, for the most part, fairly straightforward elements to add to a landscape: Buy feeder; buy feed, fill feeder, repeat. But certain purchase considerations will help your bird feeder endure all that the outdoors can throw at it, as well as ensure that you do your best to make the most of your purchase and your ability to attract and maintain an interesting bird population. Those buying points include water deflection, squirrel protection, size, perch, cleaning, and mounting/stand. Here's a quick overview to get you started.

Water Deflection

Many bird feeders have built-in elements that protect the feed from water. If your bird feeder does not deflect water, you may need to invest in an accessory designed to protect the seed from getting moist.

Squirrel Protection

Squirrels are the bane of bird feeders. Without adequate deterrence, squirrels will sit on feeders and consume the seed intended for birds. Squirrel baffles may prevent them from approaching the feeder from above or below.

Size

The size of openings and the size of the seed tray or tube will, in large part, determine what kinds of birds you attract and how long they stay. In addition, a bird feeder with a larger seed tube will need to be filled less often.

Perch

All bird feeders should have elements that enable birds to cling to it and eat. Birds can eat upside down, so even the wire pieces on a suet cage are appropriate.

Cleaning

All bird feeders should be cleaned regularly; some need to be cleaned more frequently than others. Make sure yours is easy to take down and disassemble.

Mounting/Stand

Bird feeders can hang from a pole mounted in the ground or suspended from a tree branch. Some may mount to a building, while others hang from a chain.

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The Nuttery
$47.83 $26.79

This classic 'Nuttery' squirrel resistant feeder will look stunning in any outdoor environment. Featuring only the highest quality... materials and manufacturing standards. Completely squirrel resistant, easy to fill and clean. It's sleek stylish design... read more

Gift Essentials
$53.87 $35.91

This charming metal birdfeeder is easy to assemble. Simply wind the feeder tray spindle into the bolt located at the base of the o...wl rod. Attach the roof by putting it on the top spindle and screw on the decorative nut with the hook to fasten it..... read more

Breck's
$59.99 $44.99

Keep track of the birds and the temperature! Four feeding ports with large perches accommodate several birds at once—even cardinal...s. For weather buffs, the large thermometer is easy to read from a distance, with both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. Secure-fit top makes filling easy, and the quick-release bottom makes cleaning a snap. Made of anodized aluminum with a bronze patina and UV-stabilized polycarbonate that resists yellowing. Holds 1 lb. of seed.17½ h. read more

Breck's
$34.99 $26.24

Add a splash of colour and feed the birds with this whimsical accent. Collapsible fabric is UV resistant—so the bright, cheerful l...ady bug design won't fade. With its sturdy metal framework and polypropylene liner, this feeder will provide years of enjoyment. Holds up to 3 lbs. of bird seed and has a roof that easily twists off for quick filling and cleaning.14 ½"h x 9 ½"w read more

Breck's
$39.99 $29.99

As fashion-forward as she is functional, Ruby holds seeds and treats with style. Mount on a deck rail, fence post or stake, or use... this versatile feeder as an indoor accent to hold candy, keys and more. Made of cast aluminum with a lustrous, high-gloss finish. 8 ½"h, 5 ½"w, 8 ½"d read more

Generic
$18.89 $16.98

The Perky Pet eight-ounce Glass Top Fill Hummingbird Feeder will be a welcome addition to your yard. The easy to fill wide mouth t...op ensures that there will be no spilling when filling! The exclusive Top Fill feature means that you will no longer have... read more

Imax Worldwide
$31.54 $18.92

Imax WorldwideThis delightful artisan glass hummingbird feeder is handcrafted in turquoise, brown and white. Comes with hanger.Cou...ntry of Origin: China Depth: 5 Height: 10 Materials: 90% Glass, 5% Common Steel Hook, 5% Rubber Stopper Weight: 1.98 read more

Blomus
$49.99 $44.99

BlomusThe Blomus bird feeder provides a contemporary accent to your landscaping. You can also remove the pole to use the suspensio...n hanger if preferred.Includes stake and suspension hanger Easy assembly 2 Year manufactures defectCollection: Nido... read more

Whitehall
$25.00 $21.25

WhitehallThis round shaped bird feeder has a small chickadee ready to have lunch on one side and is surrounded with leaves and flo...wers on the edge. Perfect to place in your garden. It comes with a 17" stake, or you can hang it if you choose. What... read more

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