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Bird Feeders: Large Capacity Comparison Chart


Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
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Large Capacity Feeders - Compare By Price and Features

If you have to refill your wild bird feeders often, an ideal alternative is to set up feeders that offer larger capacity. After all, a feeder that is frequently empty will force your birds to someone else's feeder.
So, you may ask, what is considered a large capacity feeder? For the sake of comparison, we've chosen our mixed seed feeders that offer capacity of at least 4 quarts and thistle feeders that offer capacity of at least 2 quarts. When you
Large Capacity Feeders - Compare By Price and Features
select one, you will refill less often, and still get the style and features you enjoy with smaller feeders. And, you'll find one in your price range, too.

$10 - $25
Feeder
Capacity
Special Features
# Perches
Attracts
Hanging Platform Feeder 6 quarts Easy-fill open styling, cedar construction, mesh drainage bottom None; birds perch on rim All songbirds, larger birds, squirrels, and more
$25 - $50
Feeder
Capacity
Special Features
# Perches
Attracts
Green Steel Magnum Sunflower Feeder
(SR)*
4 quarts Extra-wide lid, all-metal construction None; circular base lets birds perch Smaller cling feeding and perching birds, like chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, finches, cardinals, and more
Droll Yankees 36" Finch Flocker 2-1/2 quarts Several seed ports, inner seed baffle directs all seeds to ports 20 Finches and other birds that eat thistle seed
No/No Feeders
(SR)*
4-6 quarts Large surface area for perching and clinging birds, all-metal construction None; but some have perching rings and circular base for perching Both perching and cling feeding songbirds, like chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, finches, cardinals, and more
$50 - $75
Feeder
Capacity
Special Features
# Perches
Attracts
Squirrel Be-Gone III Triple Tube Feeder (SR)* 8 quarts total Three separate seed compartments, Perches close under weight of squirrel, protective cage 9 Small seed-eating songbirds that perch to feed, like chickadees, finches, and nuthatches
Triple Tube Feeder (SR)* 6 quarts Adjustable ports for mixed seed or thistle, 3 separate seed tubes, weather/squirrel baffle, removable perches 12 removable Cling feeding or perching birds that enjoy either mixed seed or thistle
$75 - $100
Feeder
Capacity
Special Features
# Perches
Attracts
Le Grand Gazebo 13-1/2 quarts Western Red Cedar construction, Gazebo shape None; birds can perch on wraparound tray Small seed-eating songbirds that perch to feed, like chickadees, finches, and nuthatches
Over $100
Feeder
Capacity
Special Features
# Perches
Attracts
Droll Yankees Jagunda Feeder (SR)* 4 quarts Baffles from above and below, mounting pole included None; wraparound tray lets birds perch Smaller songbirds and cardinals that eat seed and can perch to feed, larger birds like doves
*SR = Squirrel Resistant Feeder

 

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