Where to locate bird feeders
Placing different types of feeders in several locations throughout your yard will attract
the widest variety of wild birds. It takes time for birds to recognize something new in their
environment so don't get discouraged if birds don't flock to your feeders right away.
Tips for Placing Bird Feeders
Here are some tips for locating feeders so birds can eat and you can enjoy watching them.Place feeders where birds can easily see them since most birds find food by sight, rather than smell.
Put feeders in quiet areas, but make sure they're located where you can see them, such as a kitchen, dining or living room window.
Choose a convenient location so it's easy for you to refill no matter what the weather.
Position feeders close to the shelter of trees and shrubs so birds have a refuge while they wait their turn. But don't place a feeder too close,otherwise squirrels will have a good jumping-off point and outdoor cats will have a better
chance to stalk.
Select a location where cleanup is not an issue since there will be feathers,
seed shells and droppings on the ground below.
Vary the height of your feeders to accommodate the feeding preferences of different birds, five feet above ground is generally a good rule of thumb.