A sure way to attract birds is with water, and an even better way is with moving water! The sound of a “drip-drip” or the sight of ripples across a birdbath is an absolute visual magnet to many species of songbirds. Even those who may not frequent your feeders, or use birdhouses, will visit a birdbath that offers fresh water.
Birdbath accessories like water wigglers and drippers are a great way to create moving water in your existing birdbath. The birds love them! Another great benefit is that mosquitoes can not lay eggs in moving water, so there’s no worry of them breeding or eggs in stagnant water.
If you’ve never tried a wiggler, dripper, or some type of fountain in your bath, see for yourself. Do it this summer and you’ll be amazed at all the action around your birdbath!
If you’re new to backyard birding, and wondering what kind of bath is best? Hands down…it’s the one you will maintain. Keeping water fresh is the key element to attracting and keeping birds around. During hot summer months, baths should be cleaned every few days.