Once you’ve got your feeders set up, perhaps the best way to make your garden even more attractive to birds is to provide a water source. Birds need fresh, clean water for drinking but also bathing. Water is particularly important in the hot weather in summer when it is more sparse. Putting a birdbath in your garden can attract other birds that don’t eat seeds and normally wouldn’t pay a visit.
There are many designs of birdbaths from large too small. Traditional birdbaths are made with concrete and make a nice lawn ornament. However ceramic and metal versions are available. Birds seem to prefer baths that are set at ground level, where water is typically found. However, this does make them vulnerable to predators. Ideally, place your birdbath in the shade near shrubbery or trees so the birds can take cover if needed. Placing the birdbath in the shade will also keep the water cooler and fresher. It is important to maintain the birdbath to keep the water clean and safe for drinking. We recommend changing the water every two days and clean the surface of the birdbath from any droppings.