Attracting Birds with Water
A year-round water source is one of the 12 Elements of a Thoughtful Bird Feeding Station and is one of the major components of any backyard habitat. Adding water to your backyard will increase the number of birds that will come to visit. It is almost as important as food. Birds not only use water for drinking, but also for keeping their feathers clean.
During extreme heat birds have difficulty regulating their own body temperature. They don't sweat and cool down through their respiratory system and will need to replenish this lost fluid.
In the winter, keeping their feathers clean and healthy can help a bird stay warm. They will puff their feathers up helping to insulate their bodies. You may have seen a chickadee that looks more like a puff ball than a bird in the middle of our cold winters. Research has shown that a chickadee with well-maintained feathers can sustain a 21° C layer of insulation between the outside air and its skin.
Bird Baths & Accessories
Heated Bird Bath
Available in two sizes, 14" & 20", these bird baths will keep water from freezing offering the birds a much needed open water sources during the winter months. Includes EZ-tilt Deck Mount. Great for cleaning, draining & storage! The 14" also includes a pole for free-standing use. These heated bird baths will also fit our metal bird bath stands which are available in both 14" & 20" diameters.
Bird Bath Trays and Stands
Trays & stands are available in 14" and 20" diameter. Stands come in tall (26" high), and short (11" high) sizes: 14" bird bath holders are available as a wall/post mount or EZ attach to an APS pole system (1" diameter pole). Plastic trays come in three colours - green, sandstone or clay.
Pole mounted 20" Bath Setup
Photo shows a 20" Heated Bath in a bird bath holder mounted on top of an Advance Pole System base pole with an EZ attach perch branch added. A secure option that can be made to whatever height you desire!
Regular cleaning will help reduce algae and is good for your birds’ health. Scrub your bath regularly with our EcoTough® Scrubber Brush, rinse well, and replace with fresh water.
Moving water gets a bird's attention. The Water Wiggler™ creates ripples in your bird bath, announcing the water's presence while preventing mosquitoes from laying eggs. No plumbing is required, and since it runs on two D batteries, there's no extra wiring. Also available in a solar option.
When most people think of providing water to birds, they think of a bird bath. Birds are attracted to the sound of moving water. Attaching a dripper or mister to your bird bath provides a source of moving water which backyard birds find irresistible! Many birds such as chickadees, finches and titmice will land on the dripper spout and creep down to the end and lean over to take a drink!