Make a Splash with Your Birds

Tired of seeing the same old birds? Hopefully, that will never happen! But honestly, don’t we all get excited to see some brand new birds in our backyards every now and then?

So quickly…what is the number one thing you can do to attract the largest variety of new birds into your yard?

If you thought…water. You take the prize! Yes, it is most certainly water. All wild birds love water, and they find water irresistible.

Ever see a bird playing? Just watch them around water. They jump, they perch and they flutter their wings. They dance, they sing and do amazing things! Species that might not ordinarily visit a feeder will stop by a birdbath for a spritz or a splash. Robins may stay and play the day away. Mockingbirds, orioles, towhees, thrushes and warblers may visit for a quick drink or dip.

But a bird’s life is not all about play, it is also a very serious business, especially when it comes to water. A reliable source of clean water is indispensable for birds. Birds must be ready to fly at all times, and bathing is a critical part of maintaining feathers in top-flight condition. Water is also vitally important for many birds to regulate their body temperature. Birds do not sweat and must remove excess body heat through their respiratory system, a reliable source of water is vital in helping them to replace fluids lost to this process.

You can offer water to birds in a variety of ways. It can be as simple as a birdbath or as elaborate as an artificial pool with rocks, plants and flowing water. There are misters and drippers that will add even more action and variety. Whatever you choose, you are sure to broaden the roster of new birds visiting your yard, add hours of enjoyable bird watching entertainment for family and friends…all while providing a fun and essential necessity of life for your birds.

Now that is truly making a splash!

Drip-or-Mist

When most people think of providing water to birds, they think of a birdbath. Birds are attracted to the sound of moving water. Attaching a dripper or mister to your birdbath provides a source of moving water which backyard birds find irresistible!

 

 

Water Wiggler

The unique agitator action creates continuous ripples in the water, preventing mosquitoes from laying eggs. It is easy to install. Just place and go. It has a long battery life and operates 24 hours per day.

 

EcoTough Scrubber Brush

Birdbath water can collect droppings and should be changed often. Regular cleaning will help reduce algae and is good for your birds’ health. Scrub your bath regularly with our EcoTough™ Scrubber Brush with a solution of one part bleach to 10 parts water, rinse well, and replace with fresh water.