The 9 Best Deck Mount Bird Feeder Poles (All Types of Decks!)
Are you thinking about putting a bird feeding pole on your deck?
Honestly, I think it’s a great idea! The best way to view birds from just a few feet away is right outside your back door! Using a deck mount bird feeder guarantees you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the action.
Take a look below to learn about the nine best deck mount bird feeder poles, including a solution even if you don’t have a deck!
9 Best Deck Mount Bird Feeder Poles:
Listed from most expensive to cheapest!
#1: Vertical Clamp Double Deck Hook
The classic design and versatility of a shepherd’s hook make it an obvious choice for backyard bird feeding poles.
Here, those same features can be used on a deck railing with a clamp design that fits up to 2.7-inch boards. In addition, the second hook is detachable if you prefer a single bird feeder, adding to the versatility of this pole.
I recommend this particular pole for its durability and sturdiness. The clamp alone can hold most bird feeders, and there is also a hole available to screw the clamp in place for added stability.
#2: Gray Bunny Bracket Deck Mount Bird Feeding Pole
The Gray Bunny Bracket Deck Mount Bird Feeding Pole is an excellent option for anyone who wants to mount a bird feeding pole right on their deck!
It’s made of heavy-duty steel with a powder-coat finish to prevent rust and comes with a bracket that attaches directly to a deck railing. The pole fits into the bracket and can easily be swiveled to fill the feeder.
A word of caution if you choose this pole: in my opinion, the screws provided aren’t strong enough to hold the bracket in place. Using longer, heavier screws for installing should solve any issues, though.
#3: Gray Bunny Clamp Deck Mount Bird Feeding Pole
Like the bracket-mounted pole by Gray Bunny, this deck mount pole is made of heavy-duty steel and has a powder-coat finish.
The clamp-style mounting is perfect for renters or those who don’t want a permanent bracket attached to their deck. Instead of a bracket, the clamp fits around a standard railing, and a bolt is used to tighten the fitting.
The pole swivels in the bracket, making refilling and cleaning your feeders very easy. In addition, this setup gives ample support for larger bird feeders up to about 30lbs, or about 13 kg.
#4: Wrought Iron Mounted Hook
These simple wrought-iron hooks make a great solution if you like a clean look and already have a bird feeder you want to use.
The smaller bracket size means you can install the hooks on most deck posts or a solid wall if you prefer. If you use the included hardware, the hooks are rated for up to 16 lbs, or about 7 kg. I love these hooks because of their sturdy design and quality finish.
#5: Modular-Clamp Deck Hook
The clamp included with this deck mount bird feeding pole is unique because it attaches to the deck’s spindles instead of the top railing. So if you have an irregular top rail or prefer a design that doesn’t hang on the rail, this clamp feature is perfect.
The design even works with the thin metal spindles popular on decks right now!
The manufacturer provides bolts in three lengths so the clamp can be adjusted easily. And, the hook is sturdy enough to hold a large tube feeder with no trouble!
#6: Deck-Mounted Bird Feeding Station
This kit gives you all the features of a traditional bird feeding station, mounted on your deck railing.
It fits railings up to 2.5 inches thick and has a hole to screw the mount in place for additional stability.
The best thing about this kit is that everything you need comes in one convenient package! It includes a water tray, seed tray, and suet cage with a dedicated hook. It even has a separate hook that you can use for an additional bird feeder or hanging plant.
The pole is 37 inches tall, and each element can be adjusted along the length.
#7: Slide-On Deck Hooks
If you’re looking for ease of use in your deck mount bird feeder pole, it doesn’t get much simpler than these slide-on hooks.
All you need is a fence or deck railing that’s two inches thick. The hook end sits up and slightly away from the railing, while the attachment end slides around the railing and stays in place with the weight on the hook.
The simple design looks good with any style bird feeder. And, since the package comes with four hooks, you have flexibility in the number of feeders you hang.
#8: Bird Bath & Seed Tray Combo
If you have limited space but want to attract as many birds as possible, this combination tray feeder and water dish may be your perfect solution!
The package includes the railing-mounted tray frame and two dishes. One dish is wire mesh, which allows seeds to stay dry, and one is plastic for water. This way, birds will appreciate having a place to take a drink as well as eat!
This feeder is made of sturdy powder-coated steel that will hold up to the elements.
#9. Bonus Solution: Acrylic Window Bird Feeder
If you reached the end of this list but haven’t quite found what you’re looking for, this acrylic feeder might “fit the bill” =).
Instead of attaching to your deck, it has strong suction cups that allow it to stick directly to your window! This will give you a fantastic view of birds as they fly in for a seed.
The tray holds two cups of birdseed and slides out for easy cleaning. It also includes a roof that keeps the seeds dry, making this little feeder one of the most convenient ways to offer your backyard birds a snack!
Do you have a deck mount bird feeder pole?
Let us know how it works in the comments!
I have a problem with deck mounts damaging the wood railings. Any suggestions?
I have had several hanging bird feeders, but found the birds make a terrible mess on the ground below. How do you keep the ruffage from the bird seed, off the ground. I was hoping the birds that eat off the ground would keep it clean, …… didn’t work.
Hi, I have had the same problem before as well. There are no mess bird seeds that the birds swallow the whole seed. Like hulled sunflower seeds. You also could get a catch tray that catches the seeds as they drop or you could put a mulch bed under the feeder. We have a Facebook group that helps people answer questions like this and we respond daily. Here is the link if you would like to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/3266562110284604/