Where to Put Bird Feeders: Spread Them Out!

Backyard Bird Feeders

Spread out your bird feeders for success with a wide variety of birds. Too many feeders right on top of each other, each appealing to different types of birds, creates congestion. This increases conflict as species and personal spaces overlap.

This doesn’t mean that each individual feeder has to be its own remote island. Instead, think about about feeder types and which birds are likely to visit each feeder. Then cluster the feeders that make sense to be near each other. Leave space in between the clusters to allow various species to eat relatively peacefully at the same time.

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Seed Choice: What Do Backyard Birds Eat?

White Breasted Nuthatch Eating Sunflower Chips
White-Breasted Nuthatch

To choose birdseed for your bird feeders, first decide which birds you want to attract. Then offer seed they like to get more birds to your feeders! In this post I share the seed and other food I put in my feeders, followed by a list of which birds eats which seed and other food.

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Best Way to Hang Suet Feeders

Male Downy Woodpecker Eating Suet
Male Downy Woodpecker Eating Suet

There are many ways to hang suet feeders. But what is the best way? My approach to offering suet to birds evolved over several years. Through a lot of trial and error with feeder type and placement, I’ve learned a lot along the way and where to hang them. My current suet set-up has been working wonderfully for season after season. Now I don’t have to stress over it at all. It just works.

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