1) It limits the amount of seed you are dispensing
If you’ve begun your adventure in backyard birding, you’ve probably realized something; as long as there is food at the feeder, animals will feast all day long. This habit will certainly drain your feeders as quickly as you can refill them. The average gravity feeder can be emptied overnight if all the neighborhood birds and squirrels find it! Instead of giving away all your bird seed immediately, only dispense small amounts at a time. The Wingscapes AutoFeeder allows you to set a runtime from 1 - 10 seconds to control the amount of seed dispensed. One gallon of seed can last approximately 37 - 149 days between refills. You’ll save money on seeds, and spend less time refilling your feeder!
2) You can adjust the frequency of feedings
Along with adjusting the amount of food dispensed, you should also consider how often the birds are eating. Having food accessible 24/7 is not advisable. Instead, dispense food 2-3 times per day. This will cut down on overeating! The Wingscapes AutoFeeder gives you the option to dispense seed up to 4 times each day, enough to keep the hungriest flocks fed!
3) Timing is everything
While birds will graze feeders all day long, research shows that most birds feed in the late mornings, around 10 AM and less during the evening and nighttime. Since this is the case, it is important to be sure food is available at this time. The Wingscapes AutoFeeder allows you to program custom feed times - the birds learn to come when it’s time to eat.
In summary, we think you’re going to love backyard birding. With the understanding that bird seed will be the most popular commodity in your backyard, it’s important to get the right feeder for the job. The Wingscapes Autofeeder is designed to save seed, save trips to the feeder and keep birds coming back on a regular basis. It’s the bird feeder that pays for itself and most importantly, a feeder you and family will enjoy for years to come.
To learn more, visit the Wingscapes Autofeeder page.