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Not sure how to fill your Bird Buddy or end up with bird seed all over the place? Well, our Refill Helper will save you time and aggravation! Just attach it to the back door and pour your bird seed straight in!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Bird Buddy!​

We are aware that not everyone is an expert on birds, and it may seem as though there is a “perfect recipe” needed to attract year-round visitors to your feeder. We’ve created a guide to help you ensure that your Bird Buddy is properly configured, placed, and operational, keeping a few important considerations in mind.

Where should I place my Bird Buddy for the best results?Depending on how much space you have available, finding a good spot for your new feeder can be a challenge. Take a good look around and keep these tips in mind!

Is there cover, such as branches, undergrowth, or hedges, for birds to hide? Birds are constantly scanning their surroundings for larger predators, so having some cover is very beneficial. Setting up a feeder far out in the open may improve your view of the birds, but it may also serve as a frightening warning sign for them.

Is there a possibility that this location will move a lot? If so, make sure to reduce the movement as much as possible and add stability. When attempting to get something to eat, birds don’t like to swing around aimlessly. Excessive movement can be unbalance-causing and render the food source unappealing.

Is there a significant amount of “background noise”? Excessive movement in front of, next to, or around the feeder can occasionally impede AI detection It might not produce postcards in the same way if there are too many branches or leaves that are continuously moving in front of the camera or in view when birds are visiting.

Is there any covered area where a bird could potentially nest? Having food and safety close by will be a major incentive for birds come breeding season, so this is a wonderful thing for them to have.

If your feeder is mounted on a wall or fence, pay particular attention to the height you place it at so birds are not in danger. Do other predators, like foxes or cats, have access to this area? Birds feel safer and are less vulnerable when they are higher up.

Try to keep feeders at least 10 feet away from windows so that birds won’t hit a window or hurt themselves when trying to land. Do you have windows or shiny reflections near your feeder? You can move the feeder closer to a window or onto your property if necessary, but try to avoid placing a reflecting surface directly behind it to avoid confusing the birds.

How’s the lighting? If your Bird Buddy is in an especially dimly lit area, it may be difficult for the camera to get clear enough pictures to identify the bird and make a postcard. If at all possible, face your camera due north as this has been shown to produce the best results.

how to fill bird buddy

how to fill bird buddy

how to fill bird buddy

how to fill bird buddy

how to fill bird buddy

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FAQ

How long does it take for birds to find Bird Buddy?

After setting up your Bird Buddy, it might take some time before you get a notification or postcard. Don’t worry; this is normal. Birds take time to warm up to new feeders, regardless of the appealing food. Their cautious nature might keep them at bay for days or even weeks, but they’ll come around.

Why are birds not coming to my bird buddy?

Birds are creatures of habit (out of safety and comfort!). A new feeder doesn’t attract birds over to it right away, no matter how delicious the food source might be. It can take days, weeks, or even months for birds to cozy up to a feeder that’s new in the neighborhood and drop their suspicion.