- Hopper: A feeder with a reservoir that feeds into a tray.
- Platform: Easy tray that can hold all types of seed and scraps.
- Ground: It can't get easier than tossing seed on the ground, and the California quail love it.
- Nectar: Liquid feeders for hummingbirds, orioles, and hopeful house finches.
- Suet: Log, bag, or cage feeders with suet cakes.
- Tube: Narrow feeder for finches.
- Dish: Perfect for peanuts - or so my western scrub jays would tell you.
Personally, I use several types of feeders -- the only one I don't use, in fact, is a suet feeder. I did at one time, until the suet went rancid without ever having tempted a single bird. My urban backyard is not the best place for woodpeckers and other suet fans, at least not yet. Perhaps after the trees mature a bit and more birds learn of the buffet I offer, a suet feeder will be more welcome. What feeders do you use? Vote today!