Feeding birds in our own backyards brings us closer to nature. It can give us joy watching the birds coming in and out of our garden to feed, to use the bird bath or to just perch nearby. It can also help the birds themselves whether because their natural resources have been depleted or during critical times, particularly in the winter. Birds do not forget how to forage in nature for food, but when natural food sources are covered by ice or snow and temperatures are below freezing having a reliable food source can help birds survive. They use the energy provided by food during the night to keep warm then need to restock as soon as possible in the morning. Backyard bird feeders can be critical to their survival during extreme temperatures.
When choosing a feeder keep in mind the type of birds you want to attract, locations, squirrel or predator access and seed choice. Click on the images below for more information on our feeder options.