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Best Bird Feeders - Tube, Window, Squirrel Proof, Hopper, More
There seems to be just as many bird feeders available for purchase as there
are birds. Which was is the best? Well that all depends upon several factors such as where your feeder will be located, what kind of birds you wish to attract, if there are any predators or pests that can get to your bird feeders,
just to name a few.
Top Rated Bird Feeders
We have gathered some of the best rated, most liked feeders according to customer reviews on pages specific to the type of bird feeder you would like to get for your backyard, apartment deck or patio, place of work or wherever you
would like to have one.
Just follow the links for more information about each feeder type, reviews and places to purchase. We have found that Amazon as well as Duncraft are the best places online to purchase feeders. We especially like Amazon because
shipping is usually free and there are usually lots of reviews to read.
feeder on the left,
Effort-Less Birdfeeder, is one of birders' favorites. It comes with a feeder pole which the feeder itself slides up and down on, making it easy to refill and clean. It also keeps those pesky squirrels away with the squirrel baffle
installed below the feeder trays. This feeder has small and large seed trays to accommodate and attract a large variety of wild birds to your feeder.
Types of Bird Feeders
Some of the types of feeders include tube, platform or tray, window, hopper and specialty feeders such as hummingbird, oriole, bluebird, thistle/Nyjer, mealworm, suet and squirrel proof bird feeders. Some people enjoy decorative feeders or making their own.
Tube Feeders - Depending on the size of the seed ports and how you configure this type of feeder (with or without perches, tray or no tray attached), you can
attract a wide variety of birds with this type of feeder.
Hopper Feeders - A gravity type feeder where seed is enclosed in a main chamber and bird seed is let out slowly from the bottom into a tray as birds feed.
Platform Feeders - This type of feeder is the most non-specific type of
feeder and will attract many different types of birds, big and small. It is
considered one of the messiest types of feeders.
Window Bird Feeders - People enjoy these types of feeders because it brings the
birds up close for viewing. Typically doesn't hold as much seed as other feeder types, but there is one on the market that makes refilling and cleaning easy.
There are feeders that are mirrored and in house style which makes them even more enjoyable.
Oriole Feeder - Attract Orchard, Bullock's, Hooded and Baltimore Orioles to your backyard bird feeder with fruit feeders by offering oranges, nectar and grape jelly.
Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Review & Comparison
-For those who have trouble with squirrels stealing bird seed, here is a review
of the best squirrel proof bird feeders including Brome Squirrel Buster,
Heritage Farms Absolute II, Homestead Super Stop-A-Squirrel and the ever so
popular, Droll Yankee Flipper.
Bird Feeder - Attract even more bird species by putting out a peanut bird
feeder in addition to other feeders.
Angel Bird Feeder - For those who want a heavenly touch to your backyard bird feeder.
One of the most important responsibilities of feeding birds is keeping the feeder clean and keeping the birds safe from bird diseases and predators. Follow these links for more information. It's your responsibility when providing food for birds.:
Precautions against Cats - Keep cats indoors. They kill millions of birds every year. The Cats Indoors! campaign has some great information for cat owners and info to give to your
neighbors if you don't own a cat yourself.