Friday, 11 January 2013


The type of feeder you should put up depends largely on what kinds of birds you are getting in your yard and which you’d like to attract.
                                                Tube Feeders: Tube feeds are available for sunflower seeds and Nyjer seeds; they come in a variety of sizes to suit any budget.

Squirrel Proof:  The Squirrel Proof feeders that we carry feature a weight based mechanism which is factory set to close under the weight of a squirrel or can be adjusted depending on the model. They are available for both Sunflower Seeds and Peanut Halves.

Pigeon Proof: These Feature cage around feeder which doesn’t allow pigeons to land on feeder, they are not squirrel proof; these feeders also thwart larger birds allowing the smaller birds to feed.

Peanut in a Shell: Highly entertaining and popular Wreath Feeder. This wreath is designed with Blue Jays in mind.

Peanut Wreath

Trays: Alternative to ground feeding. Reduces mess and makes feed more visible for birds attracting them to your yard.
Fly-through: Large visually pleasing feeders. Large feed surface
Hopper: Much like the fly-through just with a feed hopper. Reduces refill frequency.

Windows Feeders: Small plastic feeders that are affixed to a window with suction cups. Great for beginners and children!

Aspect Window Feeder - Aspect Inc.

As with nearly everything you buy you get what you pay for. This is not to say that you have to spend a large amount of money to get a good feeder! One of our favourite brands is Droll Yankee, due to high standard for quality and their lifetime warranty.

Feeders with painted metal hardware are recommended due to the added durability of the parts. It is also important to remember to clean your feeders regularly; moisture in the feeder can stimulate the growth of mold and bacteria which may be harmful to the birds. A feeder that is easy to take apart and re-assemble with few small parts is ideal for ease of cleaning.

You can view a selection of our feeders and the various styles on our website Also, do not hesitate to leave a question or comment here or on Facebook. If you’re really feeling zealous take a picture of your feeding stations/feeders and share it with us on Facebook.

Visit us in store to see our full selection of feeders so you can find one that suits your needs!