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Tube Feeders

If you are just starting out feeding birds and only intend to put out one feeder, the tube feeder is your best option. Tube feeders are hollow Plexiglas cylinders with multiple feeding ports and perches. These hanging feeders attract species that typically feed off the ground, and perch size to some extent influences which species use them.


Droll Yankee 2-port Tube Feeder
Green Seed Feeder #cjm8g
$29.99
Aspects 2-port Quick Clean Tube Feeder
Antique Seed Feeder #394
$38.00
Droll Yankee 4-port Tube Feeder
Green Seed Feeder #cjm15g
$39.95
Aspects 4-port Quick Clean Tube Feeder
Spruce Seed Feeder #424
$45.60
Aspects 4-port Quick Clean Tube Feeder
Antique Seed Feeder #395
$45.60
Aspects 4-port Quick Clean Tube Feeder
Nickel Seed Feeder #392
$47.70
Droll Yankee 6-port Tube Feeder
Pewter Seed Feeder #a6f
$42.30
Droll Yankee 6-port Tube Feeder
Green Seed Feeder #cjm23g
$52.70
Aspects 6-port Quick Clean Tube Feeder
Spruce Seed Feeder #425
$57.20
Aspects 6-port Quick Clean Tube Feeder
Antique Seed Feeder #396
OUT OF STOCK
Aspects 6-port Quick Clean Tube Feeder
Nickel Seed Feeder #393
OUT OF STOCK
Aspects 6-port Big Tube Quick Clean Feeder
Spruce Seed Feeder #421
$90.00
Aspects 6-port Big Tube Quick Clean Feeder
Antique Seed Feeder #420
OUT OF STOCK
Droll Yankee Large Tube Feeder
Pewter Seed Feeder #a7f
$87.50

Large birds need large perches, whereas small birds can feed on either large or small perches. You can attach a tray to the bottom to catch scattered seeds and to allow larger species to feed.

Look specifically for feeders with metal feeding ports, which will help deter squirrels from chewing on your feeder. Hang the feeder at least 5 feet off the ground and enjoy a variety of birds that will visit.

Tube feeders without trays restrict access to only small birds. Remove the perches, and you've further restricted the feeder to only those birds that can easily cling-finches, chickadees, titmice and woodpeckers.

Another Conversation...


A few years back I had an interesting discussion with a Western Scrub-Jay. We talked about how smart and intelligent the corvid family was. Well, the jay did mostly. I just listened. The corvid family, which includes jays, both Scrub and Stellerís, crows, ravens and magpies, are known for their smarts. Too smart for their own good sometimes, but you have to admire them for their cleverness.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek, says there are five essential elements for success ó water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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