Folks around the Beckley area of West Virginia must think Big about bird watching!In Greenbrier County, West Virginia, the largest bird feeder in the world today hangs near the Greenbrier River Trail.
Built by William "Dan" Greene, a retired school teacher, and Christopher Ide, this Big Thing To See in the USA was designed to hold 760 pounds of bird seed!
Certified by the Guinness World Records staff after being measured in January 2012 in nearby White Sulphur Springs, this official World's Largest Bird Feeder now hangs near Greene's cabin in Keister.
Loaded with tasty (to birds) goodies like black oil sunflower seeds, millet, mixed fruits and nuts, the Big Bird Feeder began attracting birds almost immediately after it was loaded. The 1st visitor? A Black Capped Chickadee. Greene says that 20-30 goldfinches have fed from it, all at once.This Big Bird Feeder is a 4 foot x 4 foot x 4 foot cube divided into 8 compartments, so that it can contain different varieties of seeds. The floor of each compartment slopes, refilling the 40 feeding portals as the birds eat from them.