How long does it take for birds to find a new feeder?

❤️ If you've found this 'How long does it take' article helpful, share it with others ❤️
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Bird feeding is the activity of feeding wild birds, often by means of a bird feeder. With a recorded history dating to the 6th century, the feeding of wild birds has been encouraged and celebrated in the United Kingdom and United States, with it being the United States’ second most popular hobby having National Bird-Feeding Month congressionally decreed in 1994.[1]

So how long does it take for birds to find a new feeder? According to the “Rule of 2s” it might take 2 seconds, 2 minutes, 2 hours, 2 days, 2 weeks, even 2 months for birds to use a new feeder.[2] It depends on many things such as feeder placement, the type of feeder, the quality of the food, bird population in your area, weather, predators, and more.  Chickadees are often the first to find a new feeder.  And bird activity begets more bird activity – kind of like when you see a restaurant with lots of cars in the parking lot – you stop in to see what it’s all about!

According to reliable resources mentioned above it takes:

~ 22 days, 2 hours, 2 mins, 2 secs

* The above data is an average value.

According to our users it takes:

No user data was submitted yet for this How long does it take article. Be the first one!

What do you think? How long does it take?

You must be logged in to submit your data!