Bird feeders can attract coyotes indirectly by attracting small prey animals birds, rats, mice and other rodents. These animals are drawn to the bird seed in the feeder, and coyotes may then be drawn to the area to prey on these animals. Additionally, bird feeders may provide a source of food for other wildlife, such as raccoons, skunks, and foxes, which can also attract coyotes. It is important to note that while coyotes may be attracted to bird feeders, they are generally wary of humans and will usually avoid direct contact unless they are habituated to human presence or food sources. If you live in an area with coyotes, it is important to keep bird feeders and other potential attractants like pet food, garbage, and compost securely stored and inaccessible to wildlife.