Getting Started Feeding Wild Birds

If you want to start feeding wild birds in your yard and are new to this site then this is where to begin.  There are many reasons why people enjoy feeding birds and whatever yours are, there are some things you need to know before you get started.

Now we’re not professionals, we’re just regular people. We love feeding wild birds and have made a website about the hobby to share with others. Nothing you read on here should replace the advice of a professional. We do make mistakes and are occasionally wrong about things.

Having said that, everything you read on this site is either from our own experiences or from research we’ve personally done. This page is meant to be a culmination of some of the most helpful posts on the site for people new to feeding wild birds. Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro and just wanting some new tips…

But before you think about buying your first bird feeder, ask yourself a few questions:

  1. How much yard, if any, do you have for feeding birds?
  2. How much time can you dedicate to the filling and maintenance of feeders?
  3. What types of birds are you interested in seeing?

Just kind of mull those over a little as you’re looking at feeders and considering options…

Where to hang a feeder

If you’ve decided you want to start feeding birds then you first need to decide where you can hang it. These articles have some good recommendations.

  1. Squirrel proof bird feeder poles
  2. Where to hang a hummingbird feeder

Other bird feeder pole options (Amazon)

Other bird feeder hangers (Amazon)

Bird feeder types and options

Choosing the right bird feeder is important and can be the difference between whether you enjoy this whole feeding wild birds thing or not. Here are a few popular articles on the site that can help you make a good decision.

Feeder placement and attracting wild birds

Keeping bird feeder pests away

Other guides and how-to’s