Wild Bird Feeders & Waterers Wild bird feeders are a great way to attract wild birds for birdwatching. Placing a bird feeder in your yard makes it easy to observe native species from the comfort of your porch, patio or through a window in your home. A wild bird feeder makes it easy for amateur ornithologists to watch, photograph or film local species for recreation or study. It’s always wise to research what types of bird frequent the locale you intend to set up your bird feeder so that you can purchase the appropriate wild bird food. Having the right wild bird seed blend in your feeder makes attracting native species a piece of cake.