Bird Feeder Basics

Thinking about buying a bird feeder but not sure where to start? We can help! Depending on the kind of bird-watching experience you're looking for and what kinds of birds you want to attract, there's a feeder for you.

For the Beginner

The Classic Pole Feeder has everything you need to get started in one box: a feeder that holds five pounds of seed, a three-section pole for mounting the feeder, and a built-in baffle to prevent squirrels from climbing up the pole.

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For the Squirrel Averse

Have more squirrels than birds at your feeder? The Squirrel Buster Classic Feeder has a patented design to keep the critters at bay. When a squirrel grabs a hold of the feeder, the outer cage (or “shroud”) lowers to block the feeding ports. What it doesn’t block: a variety of songbirds including, cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees, goldfinches and more.

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For the Up-Close Observer

Bring birds right to your window with the Observer Window Feeder. Super easy to use, it attaches to a window with three suction cups. The open “trough” design can hold any type of seed (up to ½ pound) and has a sloped overhang to protect seed from rain or snow. Great for sunflower seed or even mealworms for attracting bluebirds.

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For the Hummingbird Lover

The Perky Pet Hummingbird Feeder’s big red and yellow flowers attract the hummingbirds, while its built-in guards on the four feeding ports keeps the bees away.

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For the Multitasker

With a large hopper for seed and two suet cages, the Woodlink AT4 Cedar Feeder with Suet Holders (shown) was designed with songbirds andwoodpeckers in mind.

Once you decide on a feeder, be sure to check out our Bird Seed Basics.

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