A bird feeder is an excellent project, that can easily involve the entire family. Designs are available from the simple to extremely complex.
Also see our free plans for bird houses.
For the home handyman who is competent in wood working building a bird feeder is not an overly complex project. Depending on the complexity of the design only basic power and hand wood working tools are required.
You can also purchase bird feeders in kit and finished form in both unfinished and pre-finished packages.
Selection of books relating to backyard birds and feeders
Following are a number of designs and plans for bird feeders: We tried to choose plans and designs that had enough detailed instructions and plans that could actually be constructed. We found many additional websites that provided pictures and or drawings but the instructions and plans were almost impossible to follow or in our opinion, information was lacking.
The following bird feeder plans, designs and instructions are free.