Bird feeders allow you to experience nature in your own backyard! You can watch and gain knowledge on different wild bird species while helping feed them. With a steady supply of food in your bird feeder you can have birds in your yard all year round!Birds consume up to 10,000 calories a day (the human equivalent of a 155,000-calorie diet!), so backyard bird feeders are a helpful supplement for wild birds’ feeding requirements. Birds spend most of their day foraging for food to meet their needs and the needs of their little nestlings. Bird feeders are an easy food source and an efficient way for birds to use their limited foraging energy.