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Picking the Right Bird Feeder

If you’re a novice in the world of bird feeding, it can be easy to get confused by the wide variety of bird feeder models available. The key to finding the right fit is simply knowing what your priorities are.

Are you looking for a specific style or design to match your backyard or garden? Then you’ll want to start by perusing the different bird feeder models available.  Here’s a guide to the different types of bird feeders you can choose from.

More importantly, what sort of birds are you trying to attract?  Certain bird feeders are built for specific birds. Are you interested in blue jays?  Are you transfixed by hummingbirds?  Bird species is a big determinant in picking a bird feeder.  The national bird-feeding society has a great backyard bird guide that explains many of the traits and habits of popular birds.

Regardless of what bird feeder you choose, you’re sure to have a blast with your new bird feeding hobby.  So, do your research, find the right bird feeder and get ready to enjoy your new feathered friends.