Oro Valley, Arizona

Dove Resistant Feeders

White-winged dove usually fly in from Mexico around March and stay until September. Some are even year-round residents! As beautiful as they are (with a distinctive white stripe along the outside of their wing), they can be nuisance birds. If they can find an easily accessible feeder they will scare away smaller birds and quickly clean out all of your seed.

What do you do?

Well, you have options: Try In-the-shell peanuts!

Why feed in-the-shell peanuts? They are naturally dove resistant. Doves have a much harder time breaking into the shell and will usually seek less difficult seeds elsewhere.

The Birds Choice "Magnet Mesh" Whole Peanut Feeder is is another, durable way to feed your cardinals, pyrrhuloxia, jays, cactus wrens, curved-billed thrashers and all woodpeckers. They will love this feeder too! Plastic-coated steel hanging cable included.


WBU Fundamentals Squirrel Proof Feeder is weight-sensitive, so when squirrels, or nuisance birds like dove or pigeon, get on the feeder the feeding ports close, denying access to the seed. Smaller birds can use the four perches, or they can cling to the metal shroud to feed.


The patented Seed Tube Ventilation System™ that keeps seed dry and fresh is also included. It's easy to clean and has a two-year limited warranty including protection against squirrel damage.


Or protect your seed bounty from squirrels with The Eliminator. When a squirrel touches the perch ring, its weight closes the seed ports, foiling its seed-stealing plot. The Eliminator's unique technology allows you to set the sensitivity level, so you can also exclude large birds such as pigeons or doves.

It's easy to hang, holds three and a half quarts of seed and is backed with a limited lifetime guarantee. This feeder also features a special seed ventilation system that helps keep seed fresher.

The Eliminator can be disassembled and assembled with no tools, and all of its parts are top shelf dishwasher safe.


Click below to see some other great ways to keep feeding the birds you want and deter dove: http://www.tucsonaz.wbu.com/content/show/19201