A TV For Your Cat

The goal of this project is to design a fully functional bird feeder that is both unique in its features while also remaining aesthetically pleasing to the user.


The first step in this design process is determining who the “target audience” is.  Birds local to Wake County will be the main user of this product.  There are many different species of birds that live within the borders of Wake County some of which include The American Robin, The Tufted Titmouse, and the Carolina Chickadee.  The American Robin is one of the most popular birds seen across the United States and is often found within grass.  The Tufted Titmouse could be the main user of this product as they are known to commonly use bird feeders.  The Carolina Chickadee may also be popular user as they are often found in mixed flocks with the Tufted Titmouse.


In a recent study, it was found that sunflower seeds were the most preferred food supplement in both rural and urban habitats.  Adding a variety of food can increase the chances of attracting a variety of different birds as well.

Birds are attracted to the sound of dripping or moving water and want to feel a sense of security when they use a feeder.  Placing a feeder near trees, shrubs, and grassy areas can increase the chances of a bird using it.

Birds are often attracted to warm colors such as yellow, orange, and red.  Birds will often avoid the color white as this can indicate danger, and aggression.

Birds feel a greater sense of security when natural materials are used in a feeder.  Birds are not as attracted to manufactured materials such as plastic.

Bird Feeders have always been used to engage with wildlife in many areas of the world.  In choosing/designing a bird feeder, there are many things to take into account such as type of food, material, sound, shape and many more.  When taking these areas into consideration, it is also important to think about where the bird feeder will be placed.