Birdbaths are not only a beautiful addition to your garden, but they also serve a functional purpose. Birds need access to water for drinking and bathing, and birdbaths provide just that. Bathing in water helps birds regulate their body temperature and keep their plumage clean. Did you know that installing a birdbath can attract a wider variety of bird species to your yard? Below are some tips to make your birdbath more inviting to our feathered friends.
Firstly, make sure your birdbath is not too deep. Birds prefer water that is no more than 2 inches deep. If your birdbath is too deep, add flat stones to create a shallower area. Place the birdbath in a location where you can easily observe the birds, but also make sure it is easily accessible for cleaning.
Birds need cover close to the birdbath, but not too close that it can hide predators. Provide a wooden branch close to the birdbath for perching and preening. It is also important to keep the water cool, so place the birdbath in a shaded area.