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What Colors Attract Birds?

What Colors Attract Birds? | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered what colors birds like? We can find out by setting up bird feeders in different colors and counting how many birds visit each one. We can also look at the colors of flowers and fruits birds tend to consume.


The hypothesis is that of all the feeders, the birds will most prefer eating from the red feeder.

Method & Materials

You will paint 5 bird feeders in different colors, arrange them 3m apart from one another, and feed the birds sunflower seeds. You will observe and count how many birds visit each feeder.
You will need 5 bird feeders, 5 cans of spray paint in different colors, and a pack of sunflower seeds.


The results showed that of all the feeders, the birds were most attracted to the red one. This was followed by the orange feeder.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it allows us to observe the behavior of birds and learn more about their preferences.

Also Consider

Consider using different types of feed such as worms, corn and berries, to further test whether birds actually have a preference for the color of the feeder. Also, consider what colors particular species of birds are attracted to.

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