7 Top-Rated Bird Feeder Squirrel Baffles
If squirrels and raccoons are raiding your bird feeders, try a squirrel baffle. We found the highest rated squirrel baffles that backyard birders recommend.
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Two-Way Squirrel Baffle
To truly defeat squirrels, go at them from two directions. Hang one of these squirrel baffles above your feeders and mount another underneath for the greatest impact. Reviewers mention they like how these baffles provide shade for birds and protect feeders from the rain. Check out the best squirrel-proof bird feeders and 12 tips that work.
Audubon Woodlink 18″ Metal Wrap-Around Pole Mount Squirrel Baffle
Stop raccoons and squirrels from stealing your bird seed. This baffle measures 18 inches wide, with sloped sides to make it harder for critters to climb. Reviewers praise how easy it is to install and say the baffle is well made and a good value. One commenter says squirrels slide off the baffle before reaching the feeders! Psst—If you can’t beat them, feed them. Here’s what to feed squirrels (and how to peacefully co-exist).
Deluxe Squirrel-Raccoon Stopper
The torpedo shape tilts and rocks to stop squirrels from reaching feeders. And you can install this baffle without using any tools! The rubber clamp design (described as similar to velcro) keeps the baffle from sliding down. One reviewer praises the “intentionally wobbly design.” Check out the 10 types of bird feeders you need in your backyard.
PREDATORGUARD Squirrel Guard Baffle
Crafted out of galvanized steel, this squirrel baffle is chew proof and rust proof. You can hang it above your feeders, where it will wobble and push the food out of reach, or mount it below them on a pole. The slippery, no-grip surface thwarts even persistent squirrels and raccoons. A reviewer commented, “The squirrels gave up after just a couple of frustrated attempts and simply joined the chickens in cleaning up what spills on the ground.” Learn how to make a DIY squirrel feeder.
Droll Yankees 15″ Squirrel and Weather Guard
Droll Yankees is known for the popular and effective Yankee Flipper Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, so we’re definitely interested in trying out their squirrel baffle. This design only works for hanging above feeders. The see-through plastic material gives you a clear view of the birds. Learn how to create the ultimate backyard wildlife habitat.
Predator Defeater Raccoon and Squirrel Baffle
This extra large, 24-inch long metal baffle is a good choice if you have problems with raccoons. Reviewers rave that they are now spending a lot less money on bird seed. Offer safflower seed at bird feeders to deter squirrels.