Recyclable Bird Feeder

The Winners of Nothing

Abbotsford Middle School
  • Grade 7
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Bird Feeding Environment Project


We are two Grade 7 students from Abbotsford Middle School that are participating in the Science World B.C Green Games. For our 2018 B.C Green Games project, we made a bird feeder out of recyclable objects that we have found laying around our houses.


The Pros of This Project


To many people throw recyclables in the garbage, which is bad for the environment. This project helped sustain the environment’s natural structure because we fed the animals in the sky that are dying because of the litter and debris which were left by the citizens of Abbotsford. The animals mistake the garbage for food and choke on it. As the so-called “lifesavers”, it is our job that we provide them with appropriate food that is healthy and suitable for them. Second of all it would be a great way to use the recyclables properly, rather than throwing them in the garbage bins. And you could use the recyclables to make different stuff like how we made this bird feeder out of recyclables.   Let us explain to you more thoroughly about this fascinating project and  we used to create this amazing bird feeder. The materials we used  a cluster of recyclables.



The link to the materials-

Emily Peckenham. "How To: Make a Bird Feeder for Small Spaces With Recycled Materials." Inhabitat.com. 10 Oct. 2012. Web. 19 Feb. 2018. <https://inhabitat.com/how-to-make-a-bird-feeder-for-small-spaces-with-recycled-materials/>




We used:


  • A recycled clear plastic jar with a screw-on lid (any size will work)

  • Lid from a large plastic yogurt container

  • Utility knife or electric drill (electric drill works better)

  • Washer and nut

  • Sturdy string or twine

  • Scissors

  • Bird Seed/Bird Feed (do not need a large supply)

  • Silicone Glue

  • Stick (needs to be longer than the width of the jar)


These materials were mostly found at our houses, with very little searching. The construction of the project is simple although one mistake could lead to an incorrect production of the bird feeder. Our community connection(s) were our parents, who not only helped us think of an idea, but also helped us put this project together. Our parents volunteered time to assist us in the building of the bird feeder.




For data we were measuring the grams we put into the bird feeder as well as the number of birds that come to eat out of the bird feeder. The grams we put into the bird feeder were 655 grams. This was a mix of rice (which is fine for the birds) and actual bird feed. We had 3-4 birds even come close to our bird feeder and none of them ate out of it. We got a couple pictures of bird near by it, but none of them ate the food, which was disappointing.




We learned that using recyclables does not only mean throwing them out on the curb in a bag, but you can also put together a creative work of art, just like we did. It does not have to take a lot of time or cost a large quantity of money but can be as simple as this recyclable bird feeder. We hope that this can bring some type of awareness to the Abbotsford community about proper recycling.