15 Unique Bird Feeders For Your Garden: 2022 Review

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Bird feeders aren’t just about attracting and feeding birds, they should look great in their own right, and be an attractive and interesting focal point in your garden. In this article, we take a look at a few of my favorite unique bird feeders

These are all fun designs that will look great in your yard or on your balcony or patio. Get ready to see some extraordinary bird feeders, from the elegant to the unusual, and the interesting to the just plain cool. 

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Perky-Pet 50180 The Architect Wild Bird Feeder, Brown
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Evergreen Garden Sunflower Metal and Glass Hanging Mesh Bird Feeder - 12.5”W x 3" D x 17" H
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Wild Wings WWSFHF5 So Real Single Flower Hummingbird Feeder, Red/Yellow (2-Pack)
Perky-Pet 50180 The Architect Wild Bird Feeder, Brown
Sungmor Copper Bird Feeders for Outside - 15 Inch Hanging Wild Bird Feeders - Outdoor Metal Bird...
Evergreen Garden Sunflower Metal and Glass Hanging Mesh Bird Feeder - 12.5”W x 3" D x 17" H
FORUP Oriole Bird Feeder for Outdoors Jelly and Oranges, Orange Fruit Oriole Jelly Bird Feeder,...
Wild Wings WWSFHF5 So Real Single Flower Hummingbird Feeder, Red/Yellow (2-Pack)
Material
Wood and metal
Alloy Steel
Metal
Metal
Plastic
Dimensions
6.5 x 11 x 19 inches
15.2 x 7.9 inches
12.4 x 19.1 x 3 inches
9.8 x 22.4 inches
4 x 4.5 x 8 inches
Perky-Pet 50180 The Architect Wild Bird Feeder, Brown
Perky-Pet 50180 The Architect Wild Bird Feeder, Brown
Material
Wood and metal
Dimensions
6.5 x 11 x 19 inches
Sungmor Copper Bird Feeders for Outside - 15 Inch Hanging Wild Bird Feeders - Outdoor Metal Bird...
Sungmor Copper Bird Feeders for Outside - 15 Inch Hanging Wild Bird Feeders - Outdoor Metal Bird...
Material
Alloy Steel
Dimensions
15.2 x 7.9 inches
Evergreen Garden Sunflower Metal and Glass Hanging Mesh Bird Feeder - 12.5”W x 3" D x 17" H
Evergreen Garden Sunflower Metal and Glass Hanging Mesh Bird Feeder - 12.5”W x 3" D x 17" H
Material
Metal
Dimensions
12.4 x 19.1 x 3 inches
FORUP Oriole Bird Feeder for Outdoors Jelly and Oranges, Orange Fruit Oriole Jelly Bird Feeder,...
FORUP Oriole Bird Feeder for Outdoors Jelly and Oranges, Orange Fruit Oriole Jelly Bird Feeder,...
Material
Metal
Dimensions
9.8 x 22.4 inches
Wild Wings WWSFHF5 So Real Single Flower Hummingbird Feeder, Red/Yellow (2-Pack)
Wild Wings WWSFHF5 So Real Single Flower Hummingbird Feeder, Red/Yellow (2-Pack)
Material
Plastic
Dimensions
4 x 4.5 x 8 inches

15 Unique Bird Feeders For Your Garden: 2022 Review

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1. ‘The Architect’

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‘The Architect’, designed by Perky-pet, is one of those elegant bird feeders that looks great even when the birds aren’t hungry. This unique bird feeder combines form and function and will attract both birds and people. 

This sturdy feeder is built from wood and steel. Featuring a sleek geometric design, this feeder has a roof and drainage to keep the seeds fresh. Unfortunately, this feeder does not hold much food, about a quarter of a cup in total, and this is easily spilled in strong wind. Use this feeder to offer seed or mealworms to small songbirds.

Pros:

  • Great looking bird feeder
  • Has a roof and good drainage to keep seeds fresh

Cons:

  • Doesn’t hold much food so needs frequent refilling
  • Seed spills easily
Perky-Pet 50180 The Architect Wild Bird Feeder, Brown
  • Modern geometric design doubles as backyard décor
  • Roof provides shelter to birds and food
  • Built-in drain holes keep food fresh and dry
  • Sturdy wood and metal construction
  • Holds up to ¼ cup of mealworms, peanuts, sunflower seed or dried fruit

2. ‘Hanging Copper’

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Being both practical and decorative, this cool bird feeder made by Sungmor looks great in any landscape.  This is simple and attractive design that will hold seeds or mealworms to attract small songbirds like goldfinches and juncos to your yard. 

This design features a small roof and effective drainage to keep the bird food fresh and healthy for your feathered friends. This sturdy feeder is made from electroplated steel with a good-looking copper-colored finish. 

Pros:

  • This is a classy and attractively designed feeder
  • Features drainage to keep seeds dry and fresh

Cons:

  • This small feeder can only accommodate smaller birds and not many at a time
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  • Concise and unique hook shape design with a functional hanging feature, really practical and decorative;
  • Top-grade copper material, and the surface with electroplating process treatment, very durable and smoothly touch;
  • It can hold nuts,grass seed,millet,grain,rice or crumbs and more kinds of bird food, easy to fill up and hanging; Size:38.5cmH * 20cmW.
  • Perfect for Balcony, Garden, Park, Outdoor, Field, Tourist scenic spot or Golf course etc. A great gift for the birds.

3. ‘The Coneflower’

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This floral-inspired bird feeder produced by GoGreen Sprouter incorporates an interesting stem-like pole and stands at a little over 20 inches high. This interesting feeder is modeled on the beautiful coneflower and can be used to feed seeds to songbirds like cardinals.

These pretty bird feeders are available in both blue and red. The feeder is easily installed by setting the pronged spike into your lawn or other soft ground area of your yard. 

Pros:

  • Beautifully designed to fit into your garden
  • Comes with a built-in stand for easy set-up

Cons:

  • Seeds are not protected from rain
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  • DURABLE ALL-WEATHER STEEL CONSTRUCTION - Our beautifully crafted hanging bird feeders are made of durable steel to withstand all weather...
  • ASSEMBLES IN MINUTES AND STAKES DIRECTLY INTO GARDEN - With our convenient assembly installation and stake base, our bird feeders can be...
  • EASY ACCESS PERCH AND NO-TWIST HANGER INCLUDED - With our lengthy, no twist chains, you can conveniently hang your bird feeder from any tree...
  • FILLS FROM THE TOP WITH REMOVABLE LIDS - Easy to refill, simply remove the lid and pour your bird seed of choice from the top of our bird...
  • WORKS WITH A VARIETY OF SEED TYPES - Each of our bird feeders are compatible with all different types of bird seeds.

4. ‘Hanging Sunflower’

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This hanging mesh feeder, made by Evergreen Garden, is both attractive and practical. These pretty bird feeders are great for filling with larger seeds like sunflower seeds, which is the natural choice, to attract beautiful songbirds to your yard.

The hanging sunflower feeder is constructed of steel and glass and holds over 4 cups of large birdseed so you won’t have to refill it too often. This feeder can be simply hung from a tree branch or it looks great on a bird feeder pole

Pros:

  • Very attractive design
  • Holds a large amount of birdseed

Cons:

  • Does not incorporate any perching space
Evergreen Garden Sunflower Metal and Glass Hanging Mesh Bird Feeder - 12.5”W x 3" D x 17" H
  • FILL YOUR OUTDOOR OASIS WITH FEATHERED FRIENDS: Love bird watching? Welcome all types of birds to your yard with this unique hanging feeder....
  • BEAUTIFUL AND EASY: Simply use the attached chain to hang on a tree and fill the mesh receptacle with bird seed. Mesh bird feeders require...
  • THE PERFECT SIZE: Holds approximately 4.5 cups of bird seed. Feathered friends of all types will flock to your garden, happily snacking on...
  • GREAT FOR GARDENERS: Birds not only eat the food you put out for them, they also eat the insects, slugs, and snails from your yard. If...
  • FOR YOU, OR A FRIEND: An ideal gift for nature lovers, bird watchers or gardeners, this stunning sunflower bird feeder will put a smile on...

5. ‘Floral Oriole Feeder’

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This is another sunflower-inspired bird feeder, but this design by Forup is ideal for feeding orioles. With a neat little 3oz bowl for grape jelly, seeds, or mealworms and two spikes for fruit like orange halves, this feeder is perfect for attracting these lovely birds.

This durable and long-lasting feeder is built from powder-coated steel and high-quality plastic. Hang this pretty bird feeder from a bird feeder pole or tree branch with the included hanging chain and enjoy watching the birds it attracts. 

Pros:

  • Simple and attractive design
  • Can be used to set out 2 or more different types of food

Cons:

  • Metal tabs used to secure the bowl may break off in time
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  • EASY TO CLEAN: Detached bowl design supports quick and easy hand-cleaning.
  • COLORFUL DESIGN: Vivid colors would attract more birds, make your garden stand out. Open top hook allows for easy hanging.
  • DIMENSION: 3 oz capacity, 9.8"L x 22" H, able to feed birds favorite foods, grape jelly and oranges.
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6. ‘So Real Hummingbird Feeder’ 

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These pretty bird feeders, built by Wild Wings, are designed to attract hummingbirds with a very lifelike floral design. These feeders are easy to hang up and feature natural-looking green perches for hummingbirds to rest on while feeding.

Each one holds around 5oz of nectar and they are carefully designed to be bee resistant. These feeders are designed so that they can be hung one below the other, creating a string of life-like hummingbird feeders that the birds will love. 

Pros:

  • Pretty, life-like design
  • Can be strung together to attract and feed many hummingbirds at the same time

Cons:

  • Individual feeders have low nectar capacity

7. ‘The Beach-Car’

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This is a really unique bird feeder that will look really cool on a patio or just about anywhere you choose to hang it. The feeder, made by Outside Inside, is hand-painted and will be enjoyed by anyone who sees it. 

This unusual bird feeder is great for car enthusiasts and will attract many seed-eating songbirds if filled with a larger seed like sunflower or safflower seeds. Hang this cool bird feeder from a bird feeder pole or tree branch and wait for the birds to fly in, along with the compliments from your friends.  

Pros:

  • Unique bird feeder 
  • Easy to clean

Cons:

  • Large mesh suitable only for large seeds like sunflower and shelled nuts
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  • PLENTY OF SEEDS: Birds will never go hungry; this feeder can hold up to twenty seven ounces of any feed of your choosing. Use shelled nuts...
  • EASY SET UP: This feeder’s design makes it easy to fill with the bird feed of your choosing. The included hanger makes set-up simple...
  • DURABLE DESIGN: No squirrels here; mesh wire keeps the squirrels out while allowing birds easy access. Weatherproof metal ensures long...
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8. ‘Glass Sunflower’

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This unique bird feeder from Exhart features lovely hand-painted glass with a floral sunflower design.  This is a pretty glass and steel bird feeder that incorporates a charming built-in solar-powered light for the evenings that automatically switches on after dark. 

The feeder is UV treated for durability and long-lasting color when set outside, exposed to the elements. This feeder is easy to hang up and will look great set up on a quality bird feeder pole. These elegant bird feeders look great with or without birds feeding on them. 

Pros:

  • Beautiful design that looks great in the yard
  • UV treated for durability

Cons:

  • Limited perching space
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9. ‘The Coffee Pot’

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This unusual and light-hearted bird feeder is made from durable powder-coated steel mesh. A unique bird feeder, this ornamental design by Perky-pet is built in the shape of a coffee pot and can feed many seed-eating birds at a time. 

This feeder is built from durable, powder-coated steel and is easily hung up from a branch or bird feeder pole. Fill this feeder with seeds like sunflower, safflower, or cracked corn and enjoy watching all the beautiful birds it will be visited by.  

Pros:

Cons:

  • This feeder has limited level perching space
Perky Pet CFE101 Coffee Pot Mesh Bird Seed Feeder
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  • Durable, powder-coated, all metal mesh design
  • Mesh keeps seed fresh and dry
  • Whimsical, Coffee pot silhouette
  • Holds up to 2 lb of seed

10. ‘The Crescent Moon’

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This attractive crescent-moon-shaped feeder made by Good Directions has a copper finish and holds a substantial 4lbs of seed. The sides of this feeder are built from durable plexiglass which means you can easily see when it’s time for a seed top-up.

It is easy to fill and clean and has drainage holes to keep seeds dry and fresh. This feeder is easy to set up and can be hung from something like a good quality bird feeder pole.

Pros:

  • Attractive crescent-moon design
  • Holds a solid 4lbs of seed

Cons:

  • Limited perching space means this feeder can’t feed more than one or two birds at a time
Crescent Moon Bird Feeder - Copper by Good Directions
  • Unique crescent Moon design with durable long-lasting copper finish
  • Plexiglass panels for added strength and durability
  • Generous 4-pound seed capacity
  • Drainage holes help keep seed dry
  • Measures 17"H x 11"w x 3. 75"D.Easy to hang and easy-to-know-when-to fill

11. ‘The Snow Man’

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This snowman-shaped feeder is perfect for the holiday season and the colder months. These are really cool, mesh-style seed feeders that can be used to hold larger seeds like sunflower and safflower seeds.

This unique bird feeder will attract wonderful birds like cardinals and chickadees and several birds can feed on the seeds at the same time. The snowman contains a charming led light system that glows in the evenings adding to the festive spirit. This feeder is built to last and made of steel, not plastic or wood. 

Pros:

  • Wonderful feeder for the festive season
  • Durable design that holds plenty of seed

Cons:

  • No perching space or cover for the seeds
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12. ‘The Pinecone’

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This interesting and unique bird feeder is shaped and finished to look just like a pine cone. The feeder can be hung and filled with birdseed of the size and variety of your choice.

This feeder, made by Esschert Design USA, requires no assembly and is made of weatherproof resin for long-lasting durability. A hook and chain are included so you can easily hang it from a place of your choice.

Pros:

  • Attractive, understated, and natural design that birds won’t be afraid to visit
  • Made from weather-resistant materials

Cons:

  • The resin material that this feeder is made from is fragile so take care not to drop it on a hard surface
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  • Fill Individual Cups With Seed
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13. ‘Old Man Tree’

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This interesting and unique bird feeder is attached to a tree, wall, or another surface of your choice. It can be really entertaining to watch the birds feed from the mouth of this funny old face, something the kids will really enjoy.

This whimsical design will look great and add interest to your yard, with or without birds feeding on it. This feeder must be attached with screws though so you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and grab a screwdriver. The screws are supplied and this should not be too difficult on a soft bark or wooden surface.

Pros:

  • A fun design that children will enjoy
  • Made of durable and weather-resistant resin

Cons:

  • Installation requires tools
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14. ‘The Cardinal’

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This delightful and unique bird feeder is durable and built to withstand all seasons. It is an American hand-crafted bird feeder that is built from wood and aluminum that is sealed and painted with exterior grade paints. 

This is a great seed feeder that can be filled with sunflower seeds, for example, and hung with the included strap from a tree branch or from your bird feeder pole or bird feeder station. 

Pros:

  • Handmade in the USA
  • No assembly required

Cons:

  • Limited perching space
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 15. ‘Blue Glass Mosaic’

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This is a really unusual and interesting-looking bird feeder that can be filled with seeds and hung from a tree or bird feeder pole. The dazzling blue mosaic glass will look beautiful out in the sunlight and add charm and character to your yard or balcony. 

This feeder is very easy to install using the supplied 12 inch long hanging loop. It holds about one cup of birdseed.

Pros:

  • Beautiful colorful design
  • Easy to install 

Cons:

  • This feeder does not have good drainage and can be difficult to clean 
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Possible Improvements

While each of the feeders in this review will look great in your garden, these aren’t necessarily the most practical designs, so let’s take a quick look at a few ways to improve their effectiveness.

Most of the feeders in this list are designed to be hung from something like a hook. If you don’t already have a spot for this, consider picking up a bird feeder pole or a bird feeding station to hang your new unique feeder from. These are specially designed for the job. 

None of the feeders in this list are particularly squirrel proof, so if you have any of these hungry rodents in your neighborhood, I would suggest you check out my article on how to keep squirrels out of bird feeders for some tips and also this great guide to squirrel baffles to set up some protection. 

The hummingbird and oriole feeders mentioned in this article will definitely benefit from some protection from ants. An ant moat is one of the best ways to keep these hungry pests away from your feeders, but check out our article on how to keep ants away for more useful information. 

Final Words

Who says bird feede rs have to be boring and dull to look at? Choose one or two feeders with some flair and individuality to match your own style and make your garden unique. As always, remember to keep your feeders clean and filled with good quality food to keep our feathered friends happy, healthy, and coming back for more. Happy bird watching!

 

Last update on 2022-10-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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