Hopper feeders are a popular feeder design that encourages use by a wide variety of species. It allows easier access to the feeding area than do tube feeders. The can be more difficult to protect from squirrels if you mounted to close to a tree or other launch point (within 8 ft. of the feeder). Most are made of wood and a couple of manufacturers use plastic lumbar to provide long life and aid in recycling. Wooden hopper feeders made from cedar weather better and last longer than those made from pine and some other woods.

You will probably have greater success attracting species such as cardinals with a hopper feeder than you will with a tube feeder.

Hopper feeder with suet holders on each end.

An excellent selection of hopper feeders is available on the Bird Feeding Place Web site.



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