Think ‘high and dry’. You’ll want to keep it away from those scheming local cats and other predators. Be sure to avoid placing it under where birds regularly perch too. In these spots the food can get contaminated from droppings.
Grown right here in New Zealand
We grow our feed in the heart of Otago, carefully ensuring only the best seed makes the grade. Then we roll up our sleeves and shape this seed into a range of feed that’s high in energy and rich in essential nutrients. With our locally sourced energy feed and beautiful feeders you’ll have everything you need to attract and sustain birdlife in your backyard.
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The Peka Power pack
The Peka Peka native bird feeder gives birds a secure feeding platform away from the threat of predators. When combined with our energy-packed truffles this pack is the perfect power pick-me-up.
Who's coming to lunch?
The annual NZ Garden Bird Survey helps provide a clearer picture of bird populations and what types of birds can be found in each region.
While some of these species may be at home throughout Aotearoa others are less wide-ranging. For example, the silvereye is popular in Canterbury but rarely seen in Northland, and the myna is only found in the North Island.
Silvereye / waxeye (Tauhou)
PĪWAKAWAKA / FANTAIL
KORIMAKO / BELLBIRD
WAROU / Welcome Swallow
Our bambeautiful range of feeders are made from environmentally sustainable bamboo and designed for easy use and stylish placement in a wide variety of outdoor spaces…
Frequently asked questions
Where should I hang my bird feeder?
Ok, I’ve got the feeder up and the birds are ignoring it. What’s going on?
Patience, grasshopper. It may take a few days for birds to discover your feeder. Once they do you’re sure to see a flurry of feathery activity.
How else can I attract birds to my garden?
Planting native trees is the best way to provide long-term food sources for native birds . Tūi and korimako love flax or kōwhai and native jasmine. Koromiko and other hebe species will bring insects which in turn attract birds like the piwakawaka and grey warbler. See a more detailed rundown here.
I don’t have anywhere to hang a bird feeder. What can I do?
Don’t worry – if you get a waratah (Y-post) you can use our Peka Peka feeder. This great invention works as a stand-alone feeding platform, helping native birds eat and drink free from the threat of predators. There's also the Feeder Fix (great for balconies!) and The Hangout or The Penthouse for attracting birds to tree-free spaces.
Should I feed bread to garden birds?
No! Bread is high in calories and low in… well, anything good at all for a bird’s diet. Native birds feed on nectar, fruit, insects or foliage, and introduced birds species need nutritious seed, vitamin-rich fruit and essential fats and protein. Save the bread for cheese rolls or croutons instead!
How often should I clean my bird feeder?
Should I feed garden birds all year round?
The times when birds are most in need of an extra feed are autumn, winter and early spring. That's when natural food sources can be limited. Feed fruit, nectar, Wild Bird Seed Mix and protein-rich mealworms to give birds the energy required for winter survival and a successful breeding season in spring.