Bottoms Up® 16 in Finch Feeder (BUF16)


Bottoms Up® 16 in Finch Feeder (BUF16)

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 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.

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

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    I didn’t see a way to update my previous review. I just wanted to report that with some modifications I have gotten this feeder to achieve the desired result. I drilled some holes in the tube to allow the birds to eat right side up. Then I shortened the perches to 1/2″. The house finches can’t stand on the shorter perches. The lesser goldfinches are now exclusively using the feeder – 6 at a time! It would be nice if Droll Yankees had an option of purchasing shorter perches, but these modifications only took about 10 minutes with the use of a drill and a Dremel. I would recommend shortening the perches on any nyjer feeder that you want to exclude house finches from. I think these perches are made of aluminum, and they were quite easy to cut with a metal cutting bit.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Bethany,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. If you are looking for a thistle feeder that allows birds to feed right-side-up, we would recommend our New Generation 15″ Thistle Feeder.
      Thank you for taking the time to offer your suggestions. We are always looking for ways to improve the birding experience for backyard birds and backyard birders, and the ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome.
      Thanks again for your message, and happy birding!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kris H

    This is the first bird feeder I have ever purchased. During the COVID shutdown here in CT I wanted to entertain my cats and see what type of birds I could attract. Within a couple days I had goldfinches flocking to my strategically placed feeder. It’s a real joy to watch these birds each day. I look forward to seeing how things change as we approach Autumn. Very pleased with my purchase.

  3. 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.

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