Did you know that February is National Bird Feeding Month? Did you know that bird feeding/watching is the second most popular hobby behind gardening? Did you know that feeding birds in winter is critical since berries and other natural sources of food are scarce? Here are some ideas for homemade birdseed feeders that are probably messy but fun for the whole family to make!
It’s important to provide birds with food in winter because they burn more calories in winter just to stay warm. Feeding birds now also gives them the extra energy they need to survive this particularly cold winter, to migrate and set up their spring nests!
Pinecone bird feeder with Wheat Chex cereal from My Blessed Life
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Bird Treats at Pint Sized Treasures by Daisy Cottage Designs
Coconut fat bird seed feeders from Lila A Designs
Pumpkin filled with bird seed by Dreamy Whites
DIY bird seed feeder by Under the Sycamore
Bird seed bundt pan wreath at Martha Stewart
Toilet paper roll bird feeder by Go Grow Go!
Winter Bird Seed Cookies at Midwest Living
Bird seed tree at Lowe’s Creative Ideas. Isn’t that pretty! The squirrels in my yard would be all over that!
Be sure to place your bird feeders somewhere that provides natural cover where birds can hide if necessary, but doesn’t also offer a place for cats or other predators to hide.