Well made in the USA, these feeders have removable bases, providing easy access to the inside of the tube for cleaning. The feeders have tubes made of a strong, weather-resistant polycarbonate, with sloping baffles that direct seeds toward the lower ports where birds can reach them, reducing waste. They have a cap and base die-cast in durable metal alloy with an antique brass finish.
Each of the songbird feeders is 19" tall, with six large ports suitable for sunflower-seed mix; each die-cast alloy port fitting has a built-in perch and a raised ridge that diverts rainwater away from the inside. The 1 3/4 quart (1.9 litre) songbird feeder comes with soft plastic perch covers to aid grip. The 3 1/2 quart (3.9 litre) songbird feeder has wide U-shaped perches that are particularly attractive to cardinals.
The National Audubon Society gives these tips to help stop the spread of bird diseases such as avian flu. Clean feeders and bird baths with a solution of nine parts water to one part bleach every two weeks. Use multiple feeders to make it easier for birds to feed at a distance from each other, and remove feces and seed casings from below feeders regularly.