Are you in the market for an affordable bird feeder, but are worried about buying something cheap and crappy? In this post I did some research on Amazon to find a handful of feeders listed under $25 that also have a customer review rating of 4.5/5 stars or higher. I tried to find a variety of bird feeders, ranging from tube and tray feeders, to hummingbird and window feeders.
These are all good feeders to explore if you’re new to the hobby and aren’t ready to make a sizable financial investment yet. They’ll also be a solid addition to any existing bird feeding station. I’ve also used many of these feeders myself. I’ve been a bird feeding hobbyist for years!
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This tray feeder is made of cedar wood and holds multiple pounds of bird seed. A tray feeder is a great option as it will support birds of all sizes (like Cardinals, Blue Jays and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers).
The cedar is made to resist fading and water damage. I listed this feeder first because I’d highly recommend it for a first-time bird feeder.
I love this feeder, especially if you’re new to bird feeding. It’s a popular stop for my neighborhood birds and it’s easy to use. It’s not made of top-of-the-line materials, but it’s made well enough to stand up to weather and wear and tear.
The iBorn tube feeder has six aluminium feeding ports with a durable metal top. The ports being metal is important in avoiding damage from squirrels. The tube is made of a strong enough plastic. You can read my full review on this feeder linked here.
This hanging platform bird feeder comes with a sturdy steel frame and rust-proof tray. t’s easy to hang straight out of the box and clean between fillings. A nice no-nonsense bird feeder!
Having a window bird feeder is a great option to enjoy birds up-close from the comfort of your home. The two food compartments allow you to mix up what you’re offering the birds. This feeder is weather-resistant (with drainage holes) and easy to clean.
Feeding hummingbirds shouldn’t break the bank! This affordable hummingbird feeder is made of glass, with several yellow feeding ports and perches. The feeder holds up to 10 ounces of hummingbird food. It also has a built in ant-guard on top to slow down bugs from getting to the nectar.
You can’t get cheaper than this for bird feeding! This feeder is cheap and a suet cake will run you $1-$5. This EZ-Fill Suet Basket is easy to fill and clean with its design. I’ve used this in a pinch and it works great. Downy Woodpeckers get a kick out of it!
It features a wire frame design with heavy-duty metal construction and durable protective coating to hold up to all types of weather conditions. Bring on the Woodpeckers to your yard!
This metal ground-platform feeder is designed to be portable, yet large enough to allow multiple birds to eat at once. Plus, the raised platform prevents waste, keeping your yard clean. This is a terrific bird feeder for ground feeders like Juncos.
Finding the right bird feeder can also be a process of trial and error. If you’re getting started with the hobby, I’d recommend any of these feeders, or a combination of several, as a great starting point.
If the hobby catches hold with you, there’s always the option to invest in bigger and more expensive bird feeders. Have fun out there and thanks for stopping by Dan’s Bird Bites!