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Barrier Guard Bluebird Feeder with Perch - Blue

by Erva
Original price $99.90 - Original price $99.90
Original price
$99.90 - $99.90
Current price $99.90
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Get our most popular eastern bluebird feeder along with the optional perch attachment, creating the ultimate bluebird feeding system and keeping European starlings at bay!

This feeder is designed to feed eastern bluebirds and many other species mealworms with the glass (dishwasher safe) mealworm cup and barrier guard. This baffled bluebird feeder is surrounded by sturdy vinyl coated wire mesh with 1-1/2" square openings to keep out starlings and squirrels. The top and bottom are fully galvanized steel and powder coated in a blue finish for years of durability.

The glass cup is 3.25" in diameter and 1" deep and holds about two handfuls of dried mealworms.  This feeder comes with a galvanized cable. The cable with the slide pulled down to secure the lid adds 12" to the height of the feeder. The feeder itself measures 14" W x 8" H. Perch makes the total width 22".   

Attracts the following birds: Eastern bluebirds, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, titmice, nuthatches, orioles, wrens, and occasionally warblers. We've had mixed reports from customers: sometimes northern mockingbirds fit and sometimes not.

You may also mount it on a 1" pole by using a Pole Adapter, sold separately.

Need more mealworm feeding capacity and a dish that's winterproof? Try swapping in this new Aluminum Replacement Dish.

This bundle includes the BBF1 feeder and the BGFPA1 perch attachment. 

Made in the USA.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Joann Petit
Birds in it the second day

I purchased this feeder because Red Wing Blackbirds, Grackles and Doves were chasing the smaller birds away. The first day I only put safflower in my other feeders and the best seed in this feeder. Day one I saw small birds sitting on the perch checking it out. Day 2, I only put out small amounts of safflower in other feeders and was happy to see chickadees, titmouse, bluebird fledglings in this feeder with the best seed mix. And they stayed a while. I had never seen bluebird fledglings stay at a feeder as long as they stayed in this one on the second day it hung. This feeder is built very well. I believe adding the perch and not putting the most desirable seed in my other feeders helped encourage the birds to use this feeder so quickly. I do see doves sitting on the perches, appearing to want to tip it so it will pour out but that hasn't happened yet. Design flaws for me are that I have to take it down and take off the top to refill it. It would be easier if it had a door that opened on the side. I also like it to hang straight so sometimes I have to readjust the hanging cord several times to get it right in the middle so it will hang straight. I'm happy with the purchase and hoping to change most of my feeders to have cages on them and keep the bigger birds eating the leftovers on the ground. It was worth the price to get to see the little birds getting to eat and their being comfortable enough to hang around for a while. I have spent the past year planting native plants and we never use toxins outdoors. That is the best draw for our feathered friends as I get to see them in my landscaping as well as my feeders.

Thank you for your detailed review! We value feedback from our customers. We are glad to hear your little birds like it and hope you get many years of good use out of this feeder.

Carolyn P.
Bluebirds can’t get into it

I successfully assembled this feeder. It’s larger than expected. Bluebirds have visited but can’t seem to fit through the cage. Other small chickadees visit frequently. I’m still hoping bluebirds will get into feeder eventually.

Thank you for your feedback. It looks like you have had your feeder for just under two weeks. I've found that it can take at least two weeks or more for the bluebirds to figure this feeder out (the chickadees and tufted titmice seem to catch on much faster). But once they do, it's a great way to keep them fed and the large, unwanted birds like European starlings at bay. The barrier grid is 1.5'x1.5', which is the standard size entry hole for bluebird nest boxes. Any bigger, and the starlings could get in, unfortunately. I'm hoping with a little more time, your resident bluebirds will figure it out! I personally use this feeder at home with much success. You can see the feeder in action in this environmental education post: and an older version of this feeder with a view from the inside from the manufacturer: With a little more time, your bluebirds should be happy and protected from the bully birds! I also see that you purchased the perch accessory, so be sure that is installed. I've found that the bluebirds can figure out how to get into the feeder but they are not always very graceful about it. The perches give them a place to land and think about how they want to enter. It's also great for bluebird fledglings, as shown in this post:

Carla Ginn
Best Feeder for Mealworms

I love this feeder! I actually have three of them and am thinking of buying one more. These feeders allow my Bluebirds (and other small birds such as Titmice, Chickadees, Wrens, and Song Sparrows) to safely eat their mealworms. The larger birds such as Mockingbirds, Robins, Blue Jays, and dreaded Starlings can’t enter this feeder and gobble up the food. The only negative I can mention is that the blue paint is starting to peel off of all three feeders under the food bowl. I hope this loss of paint doesn’t cause rust someday.

Thanks for the feedback! The top and bottom plates are made from galvanized steel, so they should not rust. The powder coat should not be peeling off, though. Will you send me pictures that I can share with the manufacturer? Is the screw that holds down the dish ring loose? Try tightening up the thumb nut on the bottom, if possible. Let's try to get to the bottom of what's causing the powder coat peeling.

Barrier Guard Bluebird Feeder with Perch

This feeder is very well made. It's sturdy and heavy. I like that the cover keeps the mealworms dry in rainy weather. A wren found the feeder on the first day. She's lovin' all those mealworms to herself. I'm hoping my bluebirds will find it soon. This feeder is pricey, however, it's worth it and should last a long time.

Ramona Bellamy
Nature Niche Is THE BEST! 10 Stars!

This feeder is great for keeping out those pesty starlings and other big birds, so the bluebirds have food to eat! Nature Niche not only has the feeder but a package with the perches too...and at a great price! Customer Service at Nature Niche is TOP NOTCH! And shipping is FAST! Thanks again & keep up the great work!