Wild Bird Feeding Tips

Establishing a Bird Feeding Station

First things first — bird feeding is one of the best ways to enjoy wildlife in the comfort of your own home. You'll be amazed at the variety of birds flocking to your bird feeder throughout the year. We want your backyard bird feeding experience to be as enjoyable as possible. In doing so, it’s important for us to provide all necessary knowledge to help attract birds to your yard.
Below are simple tips to follow and in no time, you’ll become a bird feeding expert.

Humming Birds

Optimal Placement of your Bird Feeders

Proper placement makes an amazing difference for the attractiveness of a bird feeder, both for the birds eating from it and the Bird Nerds, like you and I. Placing your bird feeder in a convenient location will make the most of every bird feeding opportunity.

Birds feel safest when they are out of their predators reach. Placing your bird feeder 12’ from any bush or evergreen tree ensures exclusivity from larger animals. This measure of range is out of striking reach for most pesky predators. Our selections of caged feeders or squirrel proof feeders provide maximum protection.

Birds eating from bird feeders

The best options for hanging your wild bird feeder are in quiet, visibly sunny areas of your yard. The level at which your bird feeder is hung should be determined on the desired bird type. Below are common wild bird types and their recommended feeding levels.

  • Ground level bird feeders attract: Mourning Doves, Sparrows, Towhees and Juncos
  • Table level bird feeders attract: Cardinals, Finches and Jays
  • High hanging feeders attract: Titmice, Goldfinches and Chickadees, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Wrens

For your non-hanging bird feeders, explore the variety of feeding station systems which provide an endless amount of placement options.

Enhance your Bird Feeding Experience with Color

No matter where you place your bird feeders, it may take some time for your birds to find the feeding station and adapt. Utilizing colorful attractions will encourage a faster transition for your backyard friends. Placing flowers, potted plants or decorative items nearby will instantly catch a bird’s attention. Providing your preferred bird feed will also entice new feathered friends to your yard. We recommend a nearby perch or bird bath for meeting all of the basic needs of an adventurous bird. They will come for the feed and stay for a serene getaway experience.

Multiple Birds in bird feeder

Consistently inspecting your bird feeder will ensure cleanliness and protect the safety of the birds, which is undoubtedly beneficial. Regular care keeps the bird feed fresh and accessible while your bird-friends stay healthy. In no time at all the birds will learn where your feeders are, giving you countless opportunities to enjoy their company.

Shop our entire line of bird feeders today to attract a variety of beautiful wild birds