This Winter, Provide Water For The Birds

This Winter, Provide Water For The Birds

Even the most novice bird watcher places a bird feeder out in
winter, what strikes me, is the number of experienced bird
watchers who do not provide water for the birds during winter.

The energy expanded looking for a fresh water source could be
better used for staying well and surviving the winter.

All wildlife needs water, Summer or Winter.

Birds, like humans, need water all year. By investing in a
heated bird bath or by adding a bird bath heater to your
existing bird bath, you’ll be providing the greatest resource
birds need in order to survive.

Bird bath heaters are usually available wherever bird feeding
supplies are offered. Check local hardware stores, large
discount stores, and online.

Heated bird baths are most commonly found on-line. These are
complete bird baths with the heater built into the bath.

When using either of these types, make sure your power source is
safe. If you are unsure, hire an electrician to check it out or
to install a GFCI outlet on the outside of your house. These
types of outlets provide saftey for outdoor bird baths and any
other electrical tools used in the yard.

Place your heated bird bath near your feeders for easier
viewing. Even birds that don’t normally visit your feeders will
visit your bird bath. All backyard birds need water. Also, when
placing your bath, make sure there is cover for the birds. Water
on the feathers make birds easy targets for prey.

Do not place the bird bath too close to cover, otherwise cats
can hide and attack the birds more easily, a few yards will be
adequate.

The recommended type of bird bath, is the pedestal style. These
give the birds more security by being 2 or more feet above
ground. This height allows birds to view their surroundings and
any would be predators. Any bird bath can be used.

By providing water for birds this winter, you’ll not only be
providing a service to our winter birds, but you’ll have a
greater diversity of birds and more of them to watch. And…

Isn’t that what makes bird watching so much fun

Wild-Bird-Watching.com
Offers bird watching information on common North American
backyard birds. Visit to learn about your favorite birds.

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