Bird feeder poles come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the products are entire systems that feature a pole, a feeder and some protection against the raids of squirrels. The complexity of the system or the pole you choose will depend entirely on budget and individual preferences.
Doing a bit of online research and carrying out side-by-side product comparisons, we’ve come up with a list of the best bird feeder poles and their characteristics.
Panacea 89143 Wild Bird Feeding Station Kit
Positive customer reviews and testimonials have determined Panacea 89143 as probably the best bird feeder pole currently available on the market. This is a metal pole equipped with various accessories. It features black coating that makes it both elegant and capable of withstanding environmental influences.
The tubular pole is very versatile and it allows for several placement configurations for each of the accessories. When not needed, the accessories can be removed and kept in a box for storage. Some of the available accessories include dual 10-inch hooks at the top, an additional five-inch hook, a suet cage, a clear plastic bird bath and a hanger ring.
A pointed end is available for easier placement of the pole. The entire pole measures 10 inches in diameter by 85 inches in length.
According to buyers, the pole is very sturdy and it remains in top condition for years. The hooks are strong enough to hold even heavier feeders. They’re also happy with the versatility that this product provides over single hook feeder poles.
Squirrel Stopper SQC05 Black Pole and Baffle Set
The name says it all – this is a bird feeder pole that also protects the seeds from the inquisitive squirrels. Squirrel Stopper SQC05 is made of 16 gauge steel that’s powder coated. The coating protects the pole from moisture and corrosion, making it quite long-lived.
Once again, the pole has a tubular design. It measures 36 by 36 by 96 inches. The diameter of the pole is two inches.
Four arms are available for the placement of different types of bird feeders. Some of these can also be used for flower baskets and other accessories that will add color to the backyard. A cone-shaped squirrel stopper baffle is spring loaded. This means it can be lowered or moved up the pole.
A ground auger on the bottom facilitates the installation of the pole. It also maximizes the stability of the entire installation, regardless of the types of bird species that come to enjoy the snacks.
GrayBunny GB-6184 Shepherd Hook
GrayBunny GB-6184 is 48 inches long but the pole has a bigger diameter of four inches. It adds to the stability of the pole, regardless of the feeder type you want to install. The hook design is also suitable for lanterns or hanging flower baskets.
The main difference between this product and the other two entries in the list is that it can be used to hang only one feeder. The heavy duty steel construction makes it capable of handling heavier items and feeders.
One other cool feature that the pole comes with is a lifetime guarantee.
Buyers were very happy with the sturdiness and the quality of the coating. They also found the pole easy to install, regardless of the soil type in the garden. There are two prongs in the bottom part of the feeder that ease the installation and ensure the upward posture of the pole.
Gardman BA01131 Premium Bird Feeding Station Kit
This is another versatile station that can be used to hang multiple feeders in the same spot. Just like the first entry in the list, it comes with a couple of accessories that make the kit very practical.
Gardman BA01131 Premium has twin feeder hooks, a smaller additional hook, a micro-mesh seed tray and a bird bath. It measures 21 by 21 by 90 inches when fully assembled (the width includes the hooks and accessories). When installed in the ground, the pole is approximately 70 inches high.
The decorative fleur de lys top adds a bit of style and sophistication to the pole. Like the other products in the list, it can be used for both feeders and flower baskets. The entire pole is coated in rust-resistant powder paint.
Buyers were happy with the ease of installation and the pole’s ability to support even heavier feeders. Another positive characteristic is the versatility of the pole. Accessories that aren’t needed can easily be removed and placed in a box for storage.