How I Choose The Best Bird Feeders

At OnTheFeeder, the goal is to help you easily determine the best bird feeder for you. I arrive at the “best” based on our hands-on reviews, scoring of predetermined key factors, and objective observations.

Process for Choosing the Best Bird Feeder

The one thing that remains constant, whether I’m reviewing bird feeders or digital cameras, is my dedication to the safety and wellness of wild birds as well as other wildlife scurrying around your yard.

Then I consider the score, price/value, availability, and potential category.


I begin by examining the overall score, which results from a thorough process involving hanging the feeders in my yard, followed by hands-on testing and observation. During this evaluation, I assign ratings to key factors, including strength and stability, warranty, ease of installation, and additional key aspects.

You can read more about how I test and score bird feeders here.

Price & Value

But that’s not all. I also think about how much the feeder costs compared to how good it is. This helps me figure out which ones give you the most for your money. I don’t want you spending too much if you don’t have to.

Recognizing that people have various online shopping preferences, I provide multiple purchasing options. In certain instances, I may even offer an exclusive discount for my audience, if one’s available.


Next, I consider if the feeder is easy to find and buy.

I know the frustration of researching a product, making a choice, and then discovering it’s unavailable. It can be incredibly frustrating. I consider this factor when determining what makes a bird feeder the best.

Best Category

Lastly, I think about what kind of bird watcher would like each feeder and what they’re trying to achieve. Some feeders are great for attracting cardinals while others are not. Some cater to the birder that puts food out daily while others are best for those who don’t so have a mechanism for keeping the food dry.

I want to help everyone find the feeder that suits them best.

So, I consider all this information together to decide which bird feeders are the best. It’s like putting together a puzzle to make sure you get the best for your backyard birds

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