HOW MUCH ARE WE SPENDING ON BIRDSEED AND FEEDERS?

        Few of us keep records of how much we spend annually on wild birdseed and feeders.  However, the Wild Bird Feeding Industry Research Foundation closely monitors our bird feeding habits.

       According to their 2015 report on our purchasing activity, the average American household that feeds birds annually spends an average of $59.73 on food and $39.52 on feeders.

       Although I do not keep a record of my bird feeding expenditures, I am confident I spend much more than this.  How much are you spending on this pastime?

7 thoughts on “HOW MUCH ARE WE SPENDING ON BIRDSEED AND FEEDERS?

    • Thanks for the comment on the photo. My daughter gave the feeder to me, and the birds love it.
      As for the costs quoted, there must be a lot of people that feed birds less than we do to drive the average down.

      Terry

  1. I purchase 2x hummingbird feeders. I am on small property 150’ x 50’, I hang two and have two washed and dry when next fill up is needed.

  2. I have 5 feeders, 2 with meal worms, 2 with sunflower and mix that cost $22 for 14 lbs. and a Suet feeder. I try to buy 3 months at a time and spend about $432 year. Always buy a new feeder, trying to out fox the squirrels.

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