How to locate a Bird Table

Bird tables are an attractive feature in any garden, as well being an effective way to feed your garden birds. Whatever your garden is like, bird tables are suitable for all shapes and sizes. They are traditional, attractive and effective for their purpose. Spring weather can also be unpredictable, and many tables also provide shelter from the elements.

Consider the following when locating a bird table:


The bird table needs to be positioned where there is not too much direct sunlight or in a windy location. Birds will feel safer it is in a sheltered position.


If possible locate in a quiet place in your garden, preferably not by a path or any other area with human traffic passing. Remember not to place the bird table too far away from your house then you can still enjoy watching the birds!

One last thing to consider, make sure the bird table is placed away from cat ambush sites including fences which cats can leap from.

Bird Table

Safe Location

The bird table needs to be positioned next to a bush or tree; birds will perch before landing on the bird table to ensure that is it safe for them to land on it.


A raised bird table is easier to view from your house and safer being away from predators. Most bird tables are complete with a wooden pole but you can hang bird tables from a tree.

Ground feeders such as Blackbirds, Thrushes and Chaffinches are ground feeding birds, consider providing a ground feeder to accommodate these birds.

To steady your bird table from wind and harsh weather consider bird table stabilisers.

We’ve added a range of stunning bird tables which will make any garden look incredible, while also offering a feeding haven for birds. Click here to view our range.

 Bird tables and recommended food for bird tables:

Tom Chambers Baby Dovesdale Bird Table

Tom Chambers Baby Dovesdale Bird Table, handcrafted to last with an elegant hexagonal slate roof. This stylish wooden bird table is 1.65m tall and is made from FSC certified timber, with contoured uprights and rims.

Ultiva® Gold Seed Mix

This hugely popular bird seed mix has been at the forefront of GardenBird for many years. A top seller, the inspiration came from a missing link in the bird food chain – a blend focused on oil-rich ingredients.

Sunflower hearts

These highly nutritious and oil-rich sunflower hearts for wild birds come without the husks of complete sunflower seeds. Specially treated to prevent any extraneous growth in the garden, sunflower hearts are a sure favourite among many different garden bird species.

Ultiva® Robin & Softbill Mix

A popular classic for all year round feeding, Ultiva® Robin & Softbill seed mix utilises the best of premium soft grains and fruit to attract different birds to your garden. With ingredients such as raisins, mealworms and sunflower hearts, it is ideal for spreading out on a feeding table or simply casting over the ground.

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