Despite its abundance of ice, sleet, and snow, winter does not afford birds plentiful access to water. As the temperature plummets, open water quickly becomes scarce. A heated birdbath offers an easy, effective solution to help feathered friends stay hydrated during the cold months. Area birds will be quick to reward your care and diligence with increasingly frequent visits.
Backyard birds must have water to drink and bathe in year round. You can easily provide open water in cold weather when you add a heater to your existing birdbath or when you place a heated birdbath in your yard or on your deck.
Thermostatically controlled heaters, such as the Birdbath De-Icer, sit discretely in any birdbath and operate automatically. They turn on only when necessary, and store away easily when warm weather returns.
To make open water even more enticing, add a flat rock to the basin edge for walk-in access regardless of the water level. And remember to change water frequently to ensure that birds receive the freshest, healthiest water possible.