Autumn is the perfect month for birds to start nesting, so why not provide them with the best feeding and water sites in your garden? To attract garden birds, you must create a bird-friendly garden. We have just the best birdfeeders to choose from.

Types of Bird Feeders

Suet Feeders

These type of feeders attracts a diverse range of wild birds, they are functional and serve as decorative hanging designs in your garden. They are typically used to attract birds that are in search of fat and protein types of foods. Birds like cardinals, woodpeckers and even starlings.

A bird enjoying a feast on a Suet birdfeeder.

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Window Feeders

Window feeders are an excellent option for homes with limited space in their yard or garden. These types of bird feeders are also a perfect way to get up close and personal with nature, being able to view them right from your window. They need are easy to maintain. The window feeders usually attract small birds like the Finches.

Birds Easting Seed on a Wooden railing window

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Platform/Tray Feeders

A very simple design and can be easily DIYed. These feeders may have a simple platform that holds seeds while providing a place for birds to stand on while feeding. They attract several different birds to your yard, making your garden boom with bird life.

Greenfinches on a tree feeder in the winter garden.

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Mealworm Feeders

It is in the name, of mealworm feeders. If you’re looking to attract insect-eating birds specifically, you might want to look out for mealworm feeders.

Designed for easy access allowing hungry bird beaks to feed on worms and other insects. Packed with healthy fat, protein and fibre that helps with the strength and growth of the birds, these feeders are there to feed hungry birds all year round.

Young starlings fighting to feed from a bird feeder as they eat mealworms

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Tube Feeders

Tube feeders hang, feeding birds through a port and attracting smaller birds with small beaks. They are squirrel-proof and prevent larger birds from competing. They are the perfect choice for smaller gardens with limited resources.


Now that you’ve got a good idea of what different types of bird feeders are out there, it is time to add your own in your garden to invite these friendly flying creatures. Birds help your garden have melody.


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