Bird feeding tables are easier to make than the bird feeders and they take up less space. However, most of them are not fit for bad weather conditions and are not squirrel proof. You can purchase such a table to place on your porch. This way it will be covered from the snow and rain. However, it will allow squirrels to have access to it. Such simple feeding tables are a good “quick fix” idea. If you want to keep the birds coming back to you yard, you must create a more complicated bird feeder. It must at least have a proper roof.
Large bird tables are a good idea for a big number of birds. If you would like to feed a lot of birds, you can use an uncovered bird table and place it on the ground. But this type of bird table will produce a lot of mess. It is still better to hang your bird tables on a tree or place them on a pole. The second option is better since it will prevent the squirrels from climbing the table and eating up all the available food. Bird tables look better than plastic bird feeders, especially those designed to have a roof. However, plastic bird feeders are often more practical and create no mess.
Bird feeding table plans are available on the Internet and can easily be used to make your own bird table. You can start by building the easiest wooden bird table out there and go on to create more complicated ones. When you are making a homemade bird table, it is important to remember that birds will be sitting on it. So, if you are using wood, make sure it is smooth enough and will not hurt the birds. Don’t forget to paint your bird table.