We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
24481 Alicia Parkway,
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 472-4928
Fax: (949) 472-8860
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Tues - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Birds use water for more than just a thirst quencher; they also use it for bathing and preening their feathers. Create a water oasis for your birds with a birdbath, fountain insert, dripper, mister, water wiggler or other water accessory.
How to Provide Water for Summer Birds
To attract the greatest variety of birds to your yard, provide a source of water along with your feeders.
Bird baths come in many shapes, sizes and materials, and they can be placed on the ground, pedestal-mounted, placed on a metal stand, or hung.
Concrete baths are often the centerpieces of well-manicured landscapes. These baths are difficult to relocate because of their weight, and they can become a permanent decorative element in your yard.
Ceramic bath styles can range from simple to very decorative. Their light weight makes them easy to relocate about the yard and to clean.
Plastic and metal baths are light, versatile and able to be easily moved about your yard. These baths work well with a bird bath heater and, unlike concrete and ceramic baths, they can be used in freezing conditions.
Glass bath styles come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, and, while most are round, some are different shapes. Just like the ceramic, plastic, and metal bath styles, glass baths are easily relocated and can add a welcome splash of color to any yard.
Birds prefer to bathe and drink in different depths of water. Use a bath with a sloped edge or add stones to vary the depth so birds can bathe comfortably.
Place your bath 10 to 12 feet from shrubs so predators can’t surprise the birds. Shrubs also offer birds a place to preen their feathers and dry off.
You will attract more birds with moving water. Use the Water Wiggler™ to create motion in your bird bath and to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the water.
Regular cleaning will help reduce algae and is good for your birds’ health. Scrub your bath regularly with our EcoTough™ Scrubber Brush, rinse well, and replace with fresh water.
Attach our WBU Dripper to your bird bath to provide a source of moving water. Many birds will creep down the dripper spout to take a drink.