Tucson, Arizona

Attract Cardinals And Smaller Birds With Dove-Resistant Feeders!

We believe all the wild birds have something unique to add to your bird watching fun. However, we do realize that some of our customers would rather feed some birds more than others. Wild Birds Unlimited has many options for deterring "nuisance" birds such as pigeons and white-winged doves. Our exclusionary and selective feeder, when combined with the appropriate foods, will make your yard an even better place to enjoy the birds. We refer to them as "Dove-resistant" bird feeders since doves and pigeons are typically the birds folks want to discourage. Dove-resistant feeders restrict birds by size, weight and clinging ability. Our staff can demonstrate how each type works to resist doves and pigeons and show you the types of foods to use in each.

 

Eliminator Feeder

Feeders That Restrict Birds By Weight

Doves and pigeons are significantly heavier than most of the birds we like visiting our feeders such as cardinals, cactus wrens and smaller birds. Because of this difference, weight activated feeders are a great option. Generally, these feeders only allow birds that are lighter in weight than doves. However, the cardinal feeder can be set to narrow the weight range to only allow cardinals, pyrrhuloxia and cactus wrens - all weighing a similar amount.


Recommended Feeders To Restrict Doves By Weight:

 

Eliminator Feeder

 

(Check our store for availability)

 

 

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Defender Feeder

Dinner Bell Feeder

Feeders That Restrict Birds By Size

Doves and pigeons are significantly larger than most of the birds we like visiting our feeders such as cardinals, cactus wrens and smaller birds. Because of this difference, feeders with appropriately sized cages are a great option. Generally, these feeders only allow birds that are smaller in size than doves. Some feeders, such as the Dinner Bell, allow you to adjust the opening to the food so you can control the maximum size of birds that can feed.

 

Recommended Feeders To Restrict Doves By Size:
Defender Feeder
Dinner Bell Feeder

 

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Peanut Feeder

Suet Cylinder Feeder

Feeders That Restrict Doves By Clinging Ability

Most birds we enjoy at our feeders can easily cling to a vertical surface without the aid of a perch or tray. However, doves and pigeons have a very difficult time with this. This opens up another opportunity to limit dove and pigeon activity. Generally, these feed all sizes and weights of birds, as long as the birds have the physical ability to cling to a vertical surface. These feeders also dispense the greatest variety of foods such as nyjer, suet, peanuts and sunflower.

Recommended Feeders That Doves Can't Cling To:

Peanut Feeders

Suet Cage Feeders

Suet Cylinder Feeders