The 6 Best Post Mounted Bird Feeders

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Sometimes the easy way to start feeding birds is to either hang your feeder from a tree, a hook, or a pole with hooks. There are many different options to choose from and many different ways you can hang a bird feeder. However if you want to take it a step further and put up a 4×4 post, you can hang numerous types of feeders from it and even have a large one to mount on top. That’s what we’re going to focus on in this article, the best post mounted bird feeders for 4×4 posts.

The thing is, most of these are custom jobs. You might find a few options on Amazon, or maybe you even want to build your own custom bird feeder, which is find if you have the tools and know-how. I didn’t have the tools and rather than buying them all for this one job I decided to expand my search beyond Amazon, here are some of the best pole mounted bird feeders I found, along with the one I ultimately purchased and installed on my custom bird feeding station.

6 Best post mounted bird feeders

1. Fly Through Bird Feeder by MtnWoodworkingCrafts

After much searching for the best post mounted bird feeders out there, I came across this one from MtnWoodworkingCrafts and it was really just what I was looking for. It’s basically just a large fly-through feeder with a mesh bottom made of weather and rot-resistant cedar, so you don’t have to treat it with anything when you get it. The included post mount fit on my 4×4 post perfectly and was very easy to attach to the bottom of the feeder, as you can see from the pics below.

The craftsmanship is exquisite and the packaging was great. Oh, and the shipping was insanely fast. I ordered on a Wednesday and it was sitting at my door when I got home from work on that Friday! Not only that but Rex, the owner, found me a cheaper shipping option and refunded $11 back to me.

Features

  • Rot resistant, termite resistant, and weather-proof cedar
  • Weather resistant screws
  • Heavy-duty mesh screen bottom
  • Great for larger birds
  • Includes 4×4 post mount and screws
  • Fast shipping

Specifications

  • Feeder only is 21″ long x 16 3/4″ wide x 14 3/4″ tall
  • Inside Tray Size is 16 1/4″ Long x 11 1/4″ wide x 1 1/4″ deep
  • Capacity -5 qts. of seed

I’m looking forward to getting years of use out of this feeder, and so are the birds in my yard. It took the Blue Jays all of about 15 minutes to figure out what was going on and start eating the black sunflower seeds I put out for them. This is a great bird feeder from a company that cares about the quality of their handmade products. I highly recommend this feeder or any feeder made by MtnWoodworkingCrafts.

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2. Four Sided Bird Feeder by MtnWoodworkingCrafts

This feeder is another one that was on my short list of best post mounted bird feeders. It’s made by the same people as the last one, but this one isn’t a fly through and has a hinged top. Because my pole is so high off the ground I would’ve needed to use a ladder to refill the feeder each time and that was just gonna be too much trouble.

I have no doubt that the quality of this feeder is impeccable just like the one I did buy, but in the end this just wasn’t for me. A very nice post mounted feeder nonetheless.

Features

  • Rot resistant, termite resistant, and weather-proof cedar
  • Weather resistant screws
  • Golden hinge
  • Heavy-duty mesh screen bottom
  • Plexiglass sides
  • Great for larger birds
  • Includes 4×4 post mount and screws
  • Fast shipping

Specifications

  • 13″ long x 13″ wide x 10 1/2″ tall ( Feeder Only )
  • Inside Tray Size – 11 1/4″ Long x 11 1/4″ Wide x 1 1/4″ deep
  • Capacity -6 lbs. of Sunflower Seed

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3. Triple Bird Feeder by MtnWoodworkingCrafts

The last one I’ll mention from MtnWoodworkingCrafts is this extra large triple feeder. I really liked this one and considered it, but it also has the hinged tops that could prove a bit difficult to refill for someone with an extra tall bird feeder post. The reason mine is so high is that I wanted to have several other feeders below the post mounted feeder, and a bird feeder should be at least 5 feet off the ground.

However if this is the only feeder on your post then you can easily put it at a height of 5-6 ft that can be refilled without a ladder. If I add another post mounted bird feeder in my yard, I might just add this one to it. I’m very impressed with not only the quality of these bird feeders, but also the customer service and personal touch from the guy that makes them.

Features

  • Rot resistant, termite resistant, and weather-proof cedar
  • Weather resistant screws
  • Brass colored hinges
  • Heavy-duty mesh screen bottom
  • Plexiglass fronts and backs
  • Great for larger birds
  • Includes 4×4 post mount and screws
  • Fast shipping

Specifications

  • 26 3/4″ long x 16 1/2″ wide x 16 1/2″ Tall
  • Tray Size is 25″ long x 14 3/4″ x 1 14″ deep
  • Capacity -9 lbs. of Sunflower Seed

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4. Coppertop Wood Gazebo Bird Feeder by Woodlink

Woodlink COPGAZEBO Coppertop Wood Gazebo Bird Feeder

This custom feeder is one of the best post mounted bird feeders you’ll find in this style and it’s made by Woodlink, a trusted name in the world of backyard birding. It’s made of red cedar and has a copper roof, the top cap is easily removed for refilling. The price may be a little high for some people, but it’s a feeder that’s sure to last and really adds an elegant look to your yard.

Features

  • Made of red cedar, real copper and a polycarbonate feeder tube
  • Holds 10 pounds of mixed seed, meal worms or fruit
  • Overhanging copper roof protects food from the weather
  • Solid base constructed with rust resistant zinc chromate screws
  • Fully assembled, mounts on 4″ x 4″ post with included built-in bracket

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 21 x 20.9 x 25.5 inches
  • Weight: 18 pounds

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Looking for other feeders like this one? Check out this article on copper bird feeders


5. Cedar and cypress bird feeder by WoodBirdFeederFrenzy

This custom post mounted bird feeder is sure to get compliments when you post pictures of it to your Instagram or favorite birding Facebook group. The cardinal silhouette really stands out and adds a nice touch to it. I haven’t ordered from this custom bird feeder builder before but they have great reviews on Etsy and you can tell by the image that it is quality made.

Features

  • Made of 1″ thick rustic cypress wood, cedar wood, and plexiglass
  • Custom cardinal silhouette cutout
  • Handmade in U.S.
  • Fits standard 4×4 post
  • Double joined with wood glue and wood screws

Specifications

  • Dimensions : height = 16″, length = 12″, width = 10″

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6. Large Handcrafted Mahogany Gazebo Bird Feeder 4×4 Post Mount included by AmishHomeOutdoor

The traditional Amish craftsmanship is evident with this high quality gazebo style post mounted bird feeder. The side spindles and top spindle as well as the layered roof really give it that custom look. It has a clear plastic tube in the center that holds the bird seed and is easily refilled. Polyethylene is made from recycled materials so this bird feeder is very pleasing to the eye and eco-friendly.

Features

  • Premium All Poly Gazebo Bird Feeder
  • Premium Mahogany color and Black
  • Amish Handcrafted
  • 4×4 post mount included

Specifications

  • 24”H x 20” W

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Be sure to check out our article on the best squirrel baffles for 4×4 posts to keep the squirrels away

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Jesse enjoys bird watching and feeding birds in his backyard, learning about the different species, and sharing his knowledge and experiences.

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