In building feeders for the Scarlet Tanagers, an ideal location would be to set it in a deciduous tree, usually conifers. It should be mounted on a horizontal limb or branch about 20 feet off the ground. Make sure the point of view from the feeder is a clear view of the ground below. Remember to put a water source nearby that will act as their bird bath as well. As for the feeder itself, fill it with some of their favorites like peanuts, bird cakes, and beef suet. You can provide canopy trees that Scarlet Tanagers like to make as their habitats.