A window mounted bird feeder can be a simple way to enjoy viewing birds right outside your window. When you are stuck inside because of the cold, it is nice to relax while they fly up close to feed right at the window. In this post we’ll look a few of the different types of window mount bird feeders and share some tips on what to look for to make sure you get one of high quality.
Here are our top picks for window mounted bird feeders
The Window Cafe Window Mounted Bird Feeder is made from heavy duty plastic and has three suction cups to ensure it stays stuck to the window. It features an easy slide out reservoir tray to collect seed, as well as a generous roof to ensure the seed stays dry. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.
Droll Yankee is a popular bird feeder manufacturer, and this is an attractive plastic window bird feeder that holds up to two cups of bird seed. It also features three suction cups to ensure secure attachment to the window and a protective roof to keep seed dry from inclement weather. Includes lifetime warranty.
Important Considerations for Window Mounted Bird Feeders
When shopping for a window mounted bird feeder, you’ll want to make sure that you find one that is of high quality and will be safe for the birds. We’ve included some tips below to help you care for your window bird feeder, as well as what to look for in deciding on which one to purchase.
Bird Safety: Safety of the birds should be your primary concern, and there are some things you should consider when deciding to use a window mount feeder. Birds can sometimes not realize a window is there and fly right into it, causing them to be injured. For this reason, it is recommended that you use bird window decals to ensure the birds do not fly into the window. It can also be helpful to hang more than one feeder at the window, trying to take up as much window space as possible. Window feeders generally do not pose many problems as the birds will be flying at a lower speed to come in and feed, but it is always a good idea to try to use decals or more than one feeder if possible to make it even safer.
Suction Cups: You’ll note that most of the feeders listed here feature three suction cups. Be wary of feeders that only have two suction cups, as that does not give as much support at some feeders may need. To ensure your suction cups stay attached to the window, wash your windows thoroughly (make it squeaky clean!), then soak them in very hot water right before attaching. The hot water will make the suction cups more flexible and cause a better grip to the window.
Keeping the Area Clean: Birds can be messy, and this can be especially evident the closer to your home they are. Pressure washing your siding if necessary, and cleaning your windows regularly is recommended to make for a clean environment for your bird visitors. Be sure to also keep the seed dry and check regularly to make sure it remains fresh for the birds to feed from.
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