Fresh H2O Makes Your Yard the Place for Birds to Go

Water Source in Winter Makes Your Yard Attractive to Backyard Birds

Eastern Blue birds enjoying some fresh water on a cold winter's day
Eastern Blue birds enjoying some fresh water on a cold winter's day

It might be cold and snowy where you live, but don’t forget to offer your backyard birds fresh water near your bird feeders.

A water source helps make your yard attractive to backyard birds.

And backyard visits brighten the coldest, darkest days of the season while enhancing the survival of our avian friends for everyone to enjoy all year long.

Give Your Birds a Place to Drink and Bathe

In the winter, unfrozen clean water can be even more challenging to find.

And in the coldest climates, rivers, and lakes are entirely inaccessible.

Crows sits on the ice drinking flowing water from the river
Crows sits on the ice drinking flowing water from the river

Providing a place for birds to drink and bathe can attract species that don’t usually visit your feeder.

When selecting a birdbath, choose a non-slippery surface and a depth of no more than three inches.

Birdbaths are highly sought after when cold temperatures become a time of drought for birds.

Because water is scarce, it’s particularly attractive to birds.

Keep Bird Baths from Freezing

Keep your bird baths and ponds from freezing with heaters.

Order a bird bath heater today from Amazon and have it delivered to your door in a few days.

We’ve tried several models from Amazon that worked well throughout the harshest of winters.

We recommend the Farm Innovators 75-watt Heated Birdbath $48.82 from Amazon and the Allied Precision Industries Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket $67.58 from Amazon.

Both bird baths will keep your birds happy in the winter.

American Goldfinch sitting on a heated birdbath
American Goldfinch sitting on a heated birdbath

Another option is to place a heated brick on a frozen birdbath. The brick will unthaw the water gradually and make a great perch as well.

Don’t worry that wet birds will freeze in the winter.

Wet birds won’t freeze because all their feathers make for excellent insulation and birds are smart enough to know when to get wet and when to stay dry.

Now grab your binoculars and enjoy seeing birds.

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