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How Much Does a Bird Feeder Cost?

 
low costLow: $12-$45average costMedium: $20-$90high costHigh: up to $500

Bird feeders vary greatly in style based on the type of bird it attracts and how decorative a yard accent it will be.

Typical costs:

  • Ground feeders[1] are large screen trays that rest just off the ground and attract Chickadee, Grackle, Junco, Dove, Sparrow, Quail, Cardinals, Bobwhites and Woodpeckers. They run $31-$90 and are made of cedar, pine or oak.
  • Raised feeders cost $20-$85 and are set up on poles to attract Blue Jays, Chickadee, Cardinals, Finches, Grackles, Juncos, Mockingbirds, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Wrens, Goosebeaks and Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers. Specialty feeders designed to look like a miniature gazebos can cost up to $500.
  • Hanging Feeders are attractive to small agile birds. Hummingbird feeders are $12-$45. Acrylic or cedar Bluebird feeders run $20-$65. Intricate designs or squirrel protection increases the cost.
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Additional costs:
  • The type of food used in the feeder is also determined by the bird you want to attract. Liquid hummingbird food costs $3-$7 for 8 ounces. Nyjer seed is popular with finches and costs about $1-$2 per pound. Black oil sunflower seeds run $1.50-$2 per pound and are popular with a large number of birds and squirrels. White millet for sparrows, juncos and morning doves cost $1-$1.75 per pound. 12-ounce suet cakes cost about $1 each and attract a variety of birds.
Discounts:
  • Learn to make a variety of simple low-cost bird feeders and discover what different birds like to eat at Kidzcorner[2] .
  • A recipe for hummingbird sugar water[3] can be found at HummingBirds.net.
Shopping for a bird feeder:
  • Bird feeders may be found through The Audubon Society's link to bird feeders, BestNest.com[4] and Yardzone.com.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.backyardbirdsdiscoverycenter.com/ground_bird_feeder.php
  2.  www.osweb.com/kidzkorner/feeder.htm
  3.  www.hummingbirds.net/feeders.html#recipe
  4.  www.bestnest.com/bestnest/bird_feeders.asp?src=googleaws&kw=birdfeeders_pm
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