Platform feeders are the easiest feeders to make yourself and attract a large range of species. They can be mounted near the ground or higher up to attract different species. You can make a simple platform feeder by attaching a 1x4 or 1x6 board to a mounting pole. The platform can be one to three feet long or whatever your preferences are. The board can be left in its natural state or stained and sealed. It should be narrow so that birds do not foul the feeding area.

This hanging platform feeder has a mesh screen floor to aid in drainage.

One advantage of the platform feeder is the variety of food that can be provided. In addition to sunflower or other seed you can offer chopped fruit, peanuts and raisins. The variety of food will increase the variety of species that visit your feeder.

Platform feeders are easy to clean and maintain. If you have a population of aggressive squirrels in your area they can make a platform feeder difficult to keep provided.

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