Wash, Rinse Refill
Seattle Audubon recommends cleaning your bird feeder with hot, soapy water at least weekly. Let dry thoroughly and replace the seed.
Consider rotating with a second feeder while one is being washed.
Be sure to rake the ground under the feeder to remove any spilled seed and droppings.
Wear gloves when cleaning feeders or handling sick or dead birds.
Should you observe sick birds at your feeders, please: