Bottoms Up® 16 in Finch Feeder (BUF16)


Bottoms Up® 16 in Finch Feeder (BUF16)

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)



Goldfinches will feed upside-down, but House Finches won’t! Small ports dispense thistle seeds economically – birds pull out seeds individually like feeding from a flower.

  • Goldfinches will feed upside-down, but House Finches won’t!
  • Small ports dispense thistle economically – birds must pull seed out
  • Cap is designed with washers to discourage squirrels and raccoons from accessing seed, but allow for easy refilling and cleaning
  • Sloped base keeps seed within easy reach for birds
  • UV-stabilized polycarbonate tube won’t yellow with age
  • Can be hung or pole-mounted using Droll Yankees’ Ultimate Pole System
  • Die-cast zinc cap and base are powder-coated in yellow
  • Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage
  • Proudly made in the USA


Click here for the Bottoms Up instruction manual.

Please! For the sake of the birds, keep your feeder clean! Dirty feeders spread disease. Soak all parts in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Use a Droll Yankees Bird Feeder Brush to brush away grime inside the tube.

Birds that use this feeder: Purple Finches, Redpolls, Goldfinches, Chickadees, Juncos, White Throated Sparrows, and more!

Dimensions 6 x 6 x 20 in

May be hung or pole mounted


1 lb. of seed, 6 ports


UV-stabilized polycarbonate and stainless steel bail wire

Seed or feed options

Nyjer seed or premium Nyjer mix

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Can you add a seed tray to this feeder?

Yes, this feeder is compatible with our seed trays.

2 reviews for Bottoms Up® 16 in Finch Feeder (BUF16)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carole J. Epperson

    I bought 2 of these feeders. They are the best !!! Well worth the price. The American Goldfinches love the feeders.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    I purchased this to replace a metal mesh style nyjer feeder I had, which attracted a 50/50 mix of house finches and lesser goldfinches (and the occasional house sparrow). I went through quite a bit of nyjer with that feeder, as it could accommodate up to 20 birds at a time. I wanted to eliminate the ability of house finches to access the nyjer, to save money, since nyjer is a pricey seed. The first day I put this feeder up, I saw at least a couple of the lesser goldfinches figure out how to use it, but I have seen a drastic reduction in the number of these birds in my yard. I have had the feeder up for 2 weeks, and I only see one or two birds at the feeder at a time. I have read mixed reviews on similar bottoms up style feeders. Some say they work amazingly well, and others say all birds avoid them. I think there must be easier to access food elsewhere in my neighborhood, and that is what the birds are eating. I mean, if I had the option of eating right side up or upside down, I would choose right side up as well! I am rating this feeder 4 stars because the feeder is solidly built, but has had the unintended consequence of deterring the birds I wanted to keep in my yard. I am hoping that over time, more birds will start to use this feeder…

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Bethany,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are very sorry that you are not seeing birds on your new feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first.

      Temporarily placing the feeder near a shrub or tree where birds will feel safe can also encourage them to explore the new feeder. Adding something like a colorful ribbon can also help, as the movement in the wind can make the birds feel like another bird has found the feeder to be safe. We would suggest temporarily removing other feeders in the area so that the birds must use the new one. Oddly enough, filling the feeder half-full seems to help attract the birds to the new feeder. We hope that the birds begin to use the feeder soon, and please keep us updated!

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST).

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