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Gift your winged friends a candy-colored, handmade feeder. The squirrel-proof stoneware egg is suspended by a rust-resistant, vinyl-coated wire and holds ten cups of bird food that spills gradually onto an aluminum plate below. The base has four small drainage holes to prevent water accumulating in the food. $165. Jschatz.com
Inspired by the work of architect Richard Meier, this geometric birdhouse is handcrafted and features a touch-release bottom panel for access. The detachable mounting bracket allows the unit to be taken down for cleaning. $100. Neoshed.com
The glazed ceramic nesting box reflects sunlight, maintaining a comfortable temperature for budding birds inside. Swap out the four different entrance holes to attract birds of different sizes. A special lock mechanism and smooth surface prevent cats and other predators from attacking the young chicks. $65. Emmohome.com
Hang a mesh bag of food from the hook and watch your birds feast with less mess. Suspend the half moon from a tree or deck, or place it in the ground with the accompanying stainless steel stake. $40. 2modern.com
The Fuera feeder by Blomus comes with a stainless-steel hood for birds roughing it in winter that can be removed for the salad days of summer. The sleek, stainless-steel-and-wood style will accentuate any outdoor space. $118. Lumens.com
Koziol’s scoop-style feeder comes with its own branch and can dangle off any tree, branch, or overhang with a bit of string. It’s designed for easy refills, and the rim is ergonomically engineered to form the perfect resting spot for birds. $40. Amazon.com