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Audubon Bird Feeders

By Edited Mar 26, 2016 0 0

A Look at 5 Different Types of Audubon Bird Feeders

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Audubon bird feeders, which are made by the Audubon Society, are very popular and come in many different styles.  Bird feeders, as well as bird baths, have been around for ages and can really liven up a front or backyard.  It's really beautiful to look out a window and see a number of different birds hovering around a feeder, or using the bird bath.  There are a number of different Audubon bird feeders, which will be covered in this article.

About Audubon

Audubon, also referred to as the Audubon Society, is a group that is heavily involved with bird conservation.  Their mission statement, via their website, is as follows:  To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.  Audubon is about more than the making and selling of bird feeders.  They're very active in wildlife conservation.

This group was named after John James Audubon (1785-1851), who was one of the country's best wildlife artists for a half century.  He is most known for the Seminal Birds of America, which is a collection of 435 life-size bird prints.  

George Bird Grinnell, one of the Audubon Society's founders, was tutored by Lucy Audubon, who was John James's widow.  Grinnell never met him, but was aware of his work and reputation, and decided to use him as the inspiration for the society's early work with habitats and conservation.

Types of Audubon Bird Feeders

This article will cover 5 different types of Audubon bird feeders.  Many of these feeders can be found online, or in retail stores that sell bird feeders.  The price of the Audubon bird feeders does vary, based on where you're purchasing it from.

Ground Feeders
One type of Audubon bird feeder is the ground feeder.  It's a square-shaped feeder that is primarily made out of wood, with a screen covering the bottom.  Some of them have wire mesh, which covers the area where the seed is located.  This is used to help keep squirrels from eating all of the seed.  If you haven't had a bird feeder before, you have no idea how big of a problem this is.  Squirrels will suck a feeder dry if they can.  This type of Audubon bird feeder can attract:

*Doves
*Juncos
*Sparrows
*Towhees
*Goldfinches
*Cardinals

Sunflower-seed Tube Feeders
These Audubon bird feeders are very popular for those who find it more convenient to buy sunflower seeds, rather than bird seed.  As you can probably tell by the title, this feeder is shaped like a tube, with a couple holes for the birds to get the sunflower seeds.  It's recommended to buy a model that has metal ports around the seed dispensers, which helps protect the feeder from squirrels.  Potential visitors of these Audubon bird feeders are:

*Nuthatches
*Goldfinches
*Chickadees
*Titmice
*Purple and House Finches

Suet Feeder
Adding to the variety of Audubon bird feeders is the suet feeder.  These feeders look more like a narrow bird house, with the suet located inside.  There are also cage feeders, which obviously look more like a small cage, with suet inside.  This makes it easier for the birds to pick at.  Birds who may visit these Audubon bird feeders are:

*Titmice
*Nuthatches
*Woodpeckers
*Chickadees
*Wrens

Hopper Feeders
Another type of Audubon bird feeders are the hopper feeders.  Hopper feeders can hold several pounds of mixed seed.  These also have a little roof on top, which keeps the bird seed dry.  It also includes a feeder trigger, which the birds hop on for the seeds to come out.  These Audubon bird feeders will attract:


*Nuthatches
*Goldfinches
*Chickadees
*Titmice
*Purple and House Finches
*Jays
*Grackles
*Red-winged Blackbirds
*Cardinals

Thistle Feeder
A final type of Audubon bird feeders, also known as the Nyjer Feeder, is designed to dispense thistle seed.  This is a taller feeder, primarily made out of wood.  It has small holes that make the thistle seed available only to small-beaked finches.

Each of these types of Audubon bird feeders contain many different models, so there are many choices available for those looking to buy a feeder.  It's beneficial to buy a couple different types of feeders, which will attract more species of birds.  Having a bird bath is another way to attract more birds to your Audubon bird feeders. 
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