Platform Feeder

The feeder that attracts the most birds also happens to be the most modest, a Platform Feeder is simply an open tray with no limitations as to what and who can access the contents it holds. All you need to do is sprinkle bird feed on the tray and wait for visitors – but the visitors can often be a problem. With no restrictions, Platform Feeders are easy targets for pests like squirrels, deer, and bird feeder bullies like Crows, Starlings, and Grackles. They also offer little protection from weather – which can make it difficult to provide bird feed under the conditions when birds need it most. To combat these problems, look for Platform Feeders with a roof and consider adding a baffle to restrict access to unwanted mammalian visitors.

Birds that Use Platform Feeder

           American Goldfinch     American Robin     Baltimore Oriole    Black-Capped Chickadee     Blue Jay     Brown Thrasher     Carolina Wren    Dark-Eyed Junco                       Downy Woodpecker     Eastern Bluebird     Eastern Towhee    House Finch     Indigo Bunting     Mourning Dove     Northern Cardinal     Pine Siskin                 Purple Finch    Red-Bellied Woodpecker     Rose-Breasted Grosbeak     Scarlet Tanager     Tufted Titmouse     White-Breasted Nuthatch     White-Throated Sparrow