Birdwatching & Bird Feeding Products I Recommend

While backyard birdwatching and bird feeding are hobbies that can be as free as a bird (pun definitely intended) there are lots of products on the market to make it easier and more enjoyable.

Below are products I have personally used and recommend.

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Bird Feeders

Top Pick
Best Automatic
  • Description:

    This feeder is great for those that go on vacation and worry about feeding the birds or just want better control over how much the birds eat each day.

    Bonus: Food is kept dry & you save money by controlling the amount of food dispensed.

Best For Keeping Food Dry
Best Tray Attachment
Top Pick
Description:

Best feeder for any species of bird and any type of food. Simply toss onto the food every few days and you can enjoy the widest variety of visitors.

Best Automatic
Description:

This feeder is great for those that go on vacation and worry about feeding the birds or just want better control over how much the birds eat each day.

Bonus: Food is kept dry & you save money by controlling the amount of food dispensed.

Best For Keeping Food Dry
Description:

This feeder is one of the best standard tube feeders. Keeps food dry and with the optional feed tray, large species birds like cardinals can comfortably perch and use the feeder.

Best Tray Attachment
Description:

A great addition to the tube feeder allowing for larger sizes of birds to visit.

Bird Feeder Camera

Digital Cameras

Top Pick
  • Description:

    The Nikon P950 is ideal for the birder who wants extreme zoom capability and great image quality, but in a slightly smaller & lighter body (compared to the Nikon P1000).  

Maximum Zoom
  • Description:

    The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is ideal for the birder who won't settle for less than the maximum zoom capability and demands great image quality - even if the camera is a big larger and heavier than the top pick.

Budget Superzoom
  • Description:

    The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 is the ideal budget superzoom camera for the backyard birder that wants to capture bird closeups from the deck or patio and still get very-good quality images.

Fastest Superzoom
  • Description:

    The Sony CyberShot RX10IV is the fastest superzoom camera available (24 fps) and perfect

    for the backyard birder that wants great image quality and a huge variety of great images to choose from with each shot.

Another Great Superzoom
  • Description:

    The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is a fun camera with an impressive optical zoom of 65x. It's ideal for the backyard birder that wants to be able to zoom in close on birds on the feeder or nearby the deck/patio.

Top Pick
Description:

The Nikon P950 is ideal for the birder who wants extreme zoom capability and great image quality, but in a slightly smaller & lighter body (compared to the Nikon P1000).  

Maximum Zoom
Description:

The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is ideal for the birder who won't settle for less than the maximum zoom capability and demands great image quality - even if the camera is a big larger and heavier than the top pick.

Budget Superzoom
Description:

The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 is the ideal budget superzoom camera for the backyard birder that wants to capture bird closeups from the deck or patio and still get very-good quality images.

Fastest Superzoom
Description:

The Sony CyberShot RX10IV is the fastest superzoom camera available (24 fps) and perfect

for the backyard birder that wants great image quality and a huge variety of great images to choose from with each shot.

Another Great Superzoom
Description:

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is a fun camera with an impressive optical zoom of 65x. It's ideal for the backyard birder that wants to be able to zoom in close on birds on the feeder or nearby the deck/patio.