As the weather warms and birds busy themselves
raising young and keeping house, access to
fresh, clean water becomes even more important.
Give backyard birds water and they'll reward your
generosity by staying close, sharing their beauty,
and consuming countless pesky insects.
Adequate hydration boosts birds' overall health. Birdbaths are
ideal for offering drinking water. Plus, birdbath variety lets you
easily accommodate your style and space. Decorate your garden
with a real beauty, such as the Red Metal Bird Bath or Bird Designs Birdbath. Or, add nighttime intrigue with the
Lighted Fountain Birdbath. If yard space is limited,hang a bird waterer & birdbath from a tree branch
or mount a birdbath on your deck
railing. Regardless of your waterer choice, be sure to clean it
weekly or more frequently.
Although you've seen birds foraging through dingy ground
cover and frolicking in gutter puddles, birds are actually quite
meticulous creatures. Clean bath water is crucial for birds – dirty
feathers can impede their ability to fly and escape predators.
While birdbaths are popular bathing spots, many birds prefer
bathing in a mist. Hung near or in a bush, misters coat leaves with water that birds then use for bathing. Hummingbirds will also fly right through the mist.
COOLING FUN IN THE SUN
As young birds learn about their world and adult birds enjoy
another season of ripe berries and juicy bugs, they also find time
to cool down and play in their local "water parks." Encourage
avian festivity in your yard by enhancing birdbaths and other
reservoirs with moving water. Both neighborhood birds and those
flying by will be drawn to the ripples and sounds made by water
drippers, fountains, and wigglers. The Water
Wiggler offers simple solutions for creating fun waves.
HOW WATER HELPS BIRDS