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 - for Summer & Winter
Heated Bird Baths
This durable, plastic bird bath provides a reliable source of water, even to temperatures below -28° C. Comes with mounting brackets for deck rails and has a built in 150 watt, fully grounded heater.
The heated bird bath comes in two sizes 14" and 20" (pictured). It will also rest in one of our bird bath stands which come in equivalent sizes instead of mounting on a deck rail.
Bird bath heater for use in your current bird bath. Works in sub-zero temperatures using a built-in thermostat. Can be used in plastic bird-baths throughout winter.
Bird Bath Trays and Stand
Trays are available in different colours in both a 14" diameter and a 20" diameter. Stands come in both 14" and 20" diameter as well, with a short and tall variety. There is also an attachment for a 14" stand to attach from the Advanced Pole System.
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. We carry solar and battery water wigglers.
Mister Dripper or Mini Mister
Attach our WBU Dripper/Mister (pictured above) to your bird bath to provide a source of moving water. Many birds will creep down the dripper spout to take a drink. The Mini Mister can be attached to a tree branch or shrub in the garden for the birds.
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.