You want to keep 2 things in mind if you’re thinking of setting up bird feeders in your backyard; you’ll want to be able to see your bird feeder as well as hang it in a safe location away from predators like squirrels and cats that will pounce on the birds and scare them away. It’s best to place bird feeders near trees and shrubs (you can also purchase a bird feeder pole) since they provide a safe and secure feeding place for your birds. Birds can also take some rest away from predators. However, you’ll want to make sure not to locate your feeders in areas where predators can jump from easily and attack the birds. A distance of around 10-15 feet should provide the proper coverage for your birds. You’ll want to hang your feeder 5-10 feet away from the ground so squirrels can jump on your feeders (if you’re combatting squirrels that won’t leave your birds alone, I recommend hanging your feeders from a bird feeder pole, which are taller and make it harder for squirrels to reach the feeders).
Placing the feeders near windows is also recommended, but do not place it too far as to not cause birds deadly injuries when they’re flying at high speed. I recommended placing feeders at less than 5 feet away from windows if you plan on placing them there!
As for your hummingbird feeders, you’ll want to place them away from any winds and sun since it can spoil the sweet sugar solutions. It’s best to set them in a shaded away, away from being tainted and from predators.
Check out this video below for detailed instructions on where to place your feeders!