Best Bluebird Feeders 2021

Supplemental feeding of bluebirds is helpful all year round, and can be accomplished through using bird feeders. Bluebirds enjoy a variety of foods such as suet, meal worms, softened fruits, corn muffins, and sunflower hearts. Out of all the foods, meal worms are the best to feed bluebirds. Most of the foods listed will be accepted during colder weather if the birds have wintered over, but meal worms are readily accepted year round. With supplemental feeding, you can help bluebirds and their young survive the seasons.

Below we have compiled a list showing the best bluebird feeders that we have found to be most suitable for yards and gardens big and small. You will also find further information regarding brands, common terms and frequently asked questions to help you in your search of choosing the feeder that will suit your needs and wants.

Top 13 Bluebird Feeder Reviews –  Updated 2021



1. Kettle Moraine Hanging Bluebird Feeder for Meal Worms 

Top Choice Hanging Bluebird Feeder

  • Made in the USA
  • Solid Cedar construction with stainless steel cable
  • Hinged roof for easy fill and clean out
  • 2 Plexiglas viewing windows
  • Measures 11″ x 7″ x 8″
  • Weighs 2.85 pounds

Pros and Cons

This bluebird feeder offers viewing of the birds while eating which is enjoyable to watch. We found the construction to be sturdy and of good quality. The hinged roof was very helpful in filling and cleaning the feeder. The only thing we wished is that the feeder came with a hook for quicker set up.

Made in Wisconsin by Kettle Moraine Woodworking, this bird feeder will last through many seasons and be used greatly by bluebirds. With two entrances and viewing windows the feeder is great for birds and birdwatchers alike.






2. More Birds Snacks ’N’ Treats

Best Hanging Bluebirds Feeder

  • Made in the USA by bird lovers
  • Made of powder coated steel
  • Tray has drainage holes, is easy to remove and dishwasher safe
  • Total height is8.6″(21cm)
  • Field tested by bird feeding experts
  • Holds 8oz of food

Pros and Cons

Field tested and created by bird lovers and experts, this bird house ensures birds will use it often. Although this is a really great product, the feeder needs to be secured so that multiple birds don’t cause it to swing and dump food out. We also liked that the tray had drainage holes and is dishwasher safe.

Feed bluebirds with a variety of foods with the More Birds Snacks’N’Treats bird feeder. Designed by birding experts, this feeder is tested in the field to ensure that it will be used. From mealworms to jelly, suet and seeds this whimsical bluebird feeder holds 8oz of food and causes quite the gathering.






3. WoodLink 3 in 1 Platform

Ideal Bluebirds Feeder

  • Constructed of reforested, kiln dried cedar
  • Removable powder coated metal screen for drainage
  • Holds up to 3 lbs. of mixed seed
  • Has 3 mounting options (hardware sold separately)
  • Made in the USA

Pros and Cons

We really liked that this WoodLink feeder can be hung, mounted on a pole or placed on the ground. Also, the design provides for easy filling as well as removal of the screen for cleaning. The only downside to this feeder is that we wished that it had a cover. It is important to add that for bluebirds. Also, the ground option is not suitable as they will be open to bullying from larger birds.

The WoodLink Feeder is a well constructed bluebird feeder and is easy to set up and fill. We found that the size of this feeder allows for all birds large and small to feed and perch for a bit.







4. Nature’s Hangout Window Bluebirds Feeder with Strong Suction Cups

Perfect Window Bluebird Feeder

  • Made from clear acrylic
  • Measures 11.8″ x 5″ x 4″
  • Holds 4 cups of bird seed and has drainage holes
  • Mounts easily to any window, includes extra suction cups
  • Removable tray
  • Comes with extra suction cups

Pros and Cons

Nature’s Hangout really thought out the design of this acrylic bluebird feeder. The removable tray is nice because the feeder does not have to be taken out for refilling. We liked that it included extra suction cups for future use. Like us, you may get frustrated that it takes the birds a bit to get comfortable with getting close to your home, but give it time, they will come.

This bluebird feeder really brings the outdoors in with its clear acrylic construction. Great for birdwatching from inside the comfort of your home, the Nature’s Hangout feeder is a great option for all birds no matter the season.






5. Erva Bluebirds Feeder

Great Selection for a Cage Feeder

  • Made in the USA
  • Squirrel proof construction
  • Measures 14″ x 14″ x 9″
  • Includes blue glass feeding dish

Pros and Cons

We liked that the feeder is actually squirrel proof. Unfortunately, it also kept some bluebirds from entering as well. After a few days, they along with others, did figure out how to get in as well as out of the feeder. It was very easy to clean and refill, and attracts many birds. A downside to this feeder is that it does not seem to be big enough to hold enough food for them all.

The Erva bluebird feeder includes a dishwasher safe, blue glass dish that holds a variety of foods. Encased in wire mesh that has a vinyl coating, squirrels cannot get in and steal the food. Easy to fill and hang, sit back and watch the bluebirds flock to this feeder.




6. Mosaic Birds M045-200

Humble Basic Bluebirds Feeder

  • Has an eco friendly construction of recycled glass
  • Power coated metal
  • 7″ tall (3″ opening for feeding)
  • Hanging mount type
  • The bowl has a 3.4oz capacity
  • Comes in a variety of colors

Pros and Cons

We love the simplistic design of this bluebird feeder.  It is easy to hang, filled and cleaned. The one thing we did not like is that the dish does not drain. Upon ordering other feeders with colored bowls, we found that they can change color in the sun.

From bluebirds to orioles and cardinals, the Mosaic Birds Hummble feeders are eco-friendly, easy to hang and designed to fit any outdoor area. This feeder can be hung individually or vertically in multiples for an attractive, artistic feeding area that the birds will love.





7. Perky-Pet Mealworm Bluebirds Feeder  

Hassle Free Bluebirds Feeder

  • Classic construction made from plastic
  • Measures 3.08″ x 6.4″ x 10.2″
  • Holds up to 3.5oz of dried mealworms
  • Slotted feeding ports prevent scatter

Pros and Cons

This feeder features two feeding sides and attracts bluebirds as well as woodpeckers. We found the feeder easy to fill and clean with the wide mouth opening. The fully enclosed construction does keep the food dry and hangs easily. In addition to, this feeder also attracts squirrel.

The Perky-Pet feeders are always constructed with a birds needs in mind. Two perches, easy to fill up and wash out, and prevents messes below the feeder, you can’t go wrong hanging this bluebird feeder in your yard, garden or off your balcony.






8. Birds Choice Bluebird Flower Feeder Small

Attractive Flower Designed

  • Made in USA
  • Measures 8.75″ x 5.5″ x 8.75″
  • Powder coated metal construction with plastic cup

Pros and Cons

This decorative feeder for bluebirds will attract them but is quite small. The flower design is nice because it allows for multiple perching spots. Since it is easy to hang and fill, it is best to purchase more than one so the food doesn’t run out so quickly.

Birds Choice feeders always deliver quality bird products. Made of durable materials this feeder is great for small birds. No assembly is required, so you can just hang and fill with suet nuggets or meal worms and sit back and watch your feathered friends fly in to feed.






9. Birds Choice CDC

Clear Copper Double Cup Bluebird Feeder

  • 2 cup design hanging design
  • Measures 4″ x 9″ x 8″
  • Construction is copper and plastic

Pros and Cons

For us this feeder has a nice because it provides two feeding cups for more birds to feed. Upon shipping it is important to note that the copper wire can bend easily and may be misshaped upon arrival. Also, you will need something such as wire or rope to help you with hanging the feeder.

The Birds Choice copper bluebird feeder will attract more bluebirds with its double cup, whimsical open design and beautifully placed decorative stone that could be either red, orange or blue. Hung on a patio, balcony or tree, this bluebird feeder will entertain for hours.





10. Wild Bill’s 8 Station Electronic

Squirrel Proof Bluebirds Feeder

  • Constructed of metal and plastic
  • Measures 24″ x 12″ x 12″
  • Requires a 9V battery
  • Supplies corrective shock to squirrels and raccoons

Pros and Cons

This electronic bird feeder will definitely offer a corrective shock to squirrels, but only if they touch the metal. It can either hang or mount on a pole. The capacity of this feeder is really great, but it is quite heavy once full, so hanging can be a bit difficult.

Invented by a bird lover and world renowned ornithologist, Wild Bill’s bird feeders are smartly designed with birds and their feeding needs in mind. Keeping pesky squirrels and raccoons away is finally possible with this feeder.






11. Kettle Moraine Post Mount

Ideal Bluebirds Mealworm Feeder

  • Made in the USA
  • Constructed of natural cedar
  • Measures 8″ x 7.5″ x 11″
  • Mounts to post, pole or tree
  • Made of Plexiglas

Pros and Cons

We appreciated the solid construction and natural material of this bluebird feeder. The hinged top makes filling and cleaning out easy. The food will stay dry and the squirrels seemingly leave it alone. Once mounted however, it can be difficult to refill if not placed at a reachable height.

The Kettle Moraine Post Mount bluebird feeder holds various types of bluebird food such as mealworms or bluebird nuggets. The birds enjoy coming in an feasting safely from larger birds. The cedar construction is well done. Hence, this bird feeder one that will last through harsh weather.






12. Aspects 182

Super Dome Bluebirds Feeder

  • Constructed of UV stabilized Polycarbonate
  • Measures 18″ x 18″ x 6″
  • Hanging mount, includes stainless steel hardware
  • Can be used with any hanging feeder

Pros and Cons

The dome is intended to keep out the elements, but unfortunately not most squirrels. However, depending on your area and your squirrel population they may be deterred. It is easy to attach to most all birdfeeders and holds up to the weather. The dome does have to be removed in order to refill the feeders, which can be a bit of a hassle.

Sturdy and thick best describe these clear domes by Aspects. Protect your feeder from the elements as well as the birds while they are feeding. Use with almost any hanging bird feeder.






13. Wildlife Sciences

Great Hanging Mealworm Bluebirds Feeder

  • Stainless Steel and powder coated metal construction
  • Has a locking roof height
  • Measures 7″ x 7″ x 15″
  • Built in hanger

Pros and Cons

The adjustable roof is nice because it makes it easy for the smaller birds to eat while keeping larger birds from perching. The product is a good size for bluebirds, and the mesh bowl is easy to clean. However, the roof must be tightened properly so that it does not slide down, rendering it unusable.

Whether it’s for bluebirds or other small birds, the Wildlife Science bird feeder is a great option for any yard. The easy set up, fill and clean up makes this feeder perfect for anyone starting out with bird feeding and watching.





Buyer’s Guide


Since bluebirds eat a variety of foods throughout the seasons, a feeder that can accommodate them throughout the year is most useful. During the fall bluebirds eat fruits, berries and seeds. In the spring and summer they eat insects, but will also eat fruits, berries and suet. Mealworms can be offered year round and are a great supplement for feeding and attracting bluebirds to your yard.

Bluebirds are smaller birds and should be given a feeder that they can use without being bullied by bigger birds. By introducing tray feeders for other birds you can generally keep the bigger birds at bay. If you have a squirrel problem then baffles and electric bird feeders mentioned in the list will help.

The ideal feeder is constructed to stand the elements, but is also easy for you to clean and fill. As seen from the list above, there are several types of bluebird feeders such as tube, tray, house style and more to offer your feather friends. Below in the common terms section, read further to learn more about the different styles of feeders.

In regards to nesting and birdscaping for bluebirds, see the following two options for purchase in addition to your feeder. To learn more about nesting boxes visit the North American Bluebird Society.

Kettle Moraine Recycled Moraine Bluebirds House Nest Box

  • 1-1/8″ opening
  • Side opening for easy clean
  • Drainage and ventilation
  • Includes stainless steel cable for hanging
  • Option to post mount from back; post not included
  • Made in the USA
  • Recycled milk jug construction with stainless steel screws

Pros and Cons

This nesting box was brightly colored and made from recycled material. We were surprised that although made from milk jugs, it was quite heavy. They are definitely water resistant and seem more durable than wood houses. Hence, it could deter birds since it is not made form wood.

This recycled nesting box and house is not only fun to look at, but it is functional too. Kettle Moraine has created a design that will help bluebirds be successful in their nesting. The box includes a stainless steel cable for easy hanging. This house comes in multiple colors, measures 7″ x 10″ x 10″ and weighs almost 4lbs.




Woodlink Wooden Bluebird House – Model BB1

  • Front opens for cleaning annually
  • Easy open latch
  • Includes screws for hanging
  • Vented for proper circulation with a 1/2″ gap
  • Made from natural cedar

Pros and Cons

Our favorite thing about this house is that it is ornithological correct. The design was done with bluebirds in mind specifically. Although the opening is sized for bluebirds it is important to note that if you have a sparrow problem they will still invade. If that is the case use sparrow spookers to help deter them.

WoodLink has constructed a sturdy house from inland kiln dried cedar that is ornithologically designed to attract bluebirds. The house has a 1/2″ opening that is ideal for bluebirds. The box also has proper drainage with a hole in the bottom. Measuring at 6.25″ x 7.13″ x 11.75″, the home is easy to mount on a post or tree in your backyard.





Common Terms


Electronic feeder – a feeder that requires a battery and will deliver a small electric shock to squirrels who touch the metal. These are not harmful to birds due to their physiological features.

Hopper feeder – It can hold several days worth of food. Hoppers will let the food down as the birds eat from the ports on the side.

Meal worms – larval stage of darkling beetles. For live meal worms, provide a grain source in the feeder. Freeze dried wont spoil like live meal worms.

Nesting boxes –  It is a house for nesting bluebirds. Mounted on a metal pole with a baffle or in a tree.
Suet – high fat and protein feed that usually contains peanut butter or a rendered fat with grains and seeds.

Suet feeder – constructed of wire mesh holding the suet inside.

Tray feeder – attracts many types of birds. These need a cover to protect the seed from the weather.

Tube feeder – long slender tubes with multiple ports for feeding. Usually constructed of wire mesh or plastic.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the best feeder for bluebirds?

Platform and cup feeders are generally the best feeders for bluebirds. Both of these options should be enclosed or protected from both the elements, larger birds and pests like squirrels and raccoons.

What attracts bluebirds to your yard?

To attract bluebirds in your area, you can bird scape by adding nesting boxes, nesting material and a water feature in addition to your feeder. Bluebirds are particular about their habitat, to learn more visit the Audubon website.

What direction should bluebird houses and feeders face?

Ideally bluebird feeders and homes should face east if possible and facing away from the wind and rain. Also, it is important to note that nesting boxes should be placed 100 feet from feeders and from tree line and shrubs to keep predators away.

What time of day do bluebirds feed?

Bluebirds can be fed twice a day depending on time of year and if they are nesting in your yard. When feeding mealworms, 15 worms a day per bird is a good rule of thumb to follow.

Can I make a nesting box or feeder?

The answer is yes. You can visit the North American Society of Bluebirds for plans on how to construct a nesting box. In regards to feeding, suet is the easiest thing to make for bluebirds and recipes can be found online.

Common Brands


Kettle Moraine, Nature’s Hangout and others listed above are just a few brands trusted by the birding community. Kettle Moraine Woodworking, named after a large moraine in Wisconsin, is a US based company that has been providing housing and feeding options for birds for many years. Nature’s Hangout is another great company that is family owned and offers the acrylic window suction up feeder mentioned above. Most bird feeders mentioned above have been field tested by their manufacture or designed by bird lovers.

Housing and feeding bluebirds is a great way to help increase the population of bluebirds and help with the conservation status. No matter your age or location, birding is a hobby that really makes an impact. With bluebirds in particular, they can be finicky about there habitat.



The Eastern bluebird is the most wide spread of the three species. With a total range that extends all the way down to South America (Nicaragua), a large population of the bluebirds nest in birdhouses. Over the years the conservation status of bluebirds has slowly increased due in part to those supplying nesting boxes and bird feeders to the species. When the bluebird is not nesting, they are roaming North America in small flocks. By utilizing the information above you can purchase the best bluebird feeder, nesting and housing boxes for your yard to help with the conservation efforts of this species.