Different Types Of Bird Baths

Author:Donna Somerkin

Bird baths are an excellent way to attract wild birds of all types into your yard. In addition to drawing your fine feathered friends close, a bird bath can add a decorative touch to any outdoor space. Available in all different shapes, sizes, styles, and budgets, there is the perfect bird bath out there for you! When looking for a bird bath to occupy space in your yard or garden, first consider the different types of baths on the markets. These unique types of bird baths vary depending on your area and the species of birds that you are trying to attract.

The most popular types of bird baths currently on the market are:

  • Pedestal: These types of bird baths are the most common the market and are usually thought of as the traditional types of bird baths. However, although the type of bath may be common, the designs range from the traditional to the extraordinary. Available in all shapes and sizes, pedestal bird baths can anywhere from modest baths to outrageous sculptures that function as great as they look.

  • Heated: Although it may seem silly to heat water for your local birds, this extra is important for those living in cold weather. Instead of your bird bath freezing over when Old Man Winter comes calling or having to repeatedly break the ice on the surface of your bird bath, the heated models ensure the water never freezes and is always available for the birds. The heater uses minimal electricity or solar power to heat the water and is perfectly safe to accommodate all of your flying friends.

  • Fountains: Birds love the sound of running water, so consider choosing a bird bath that doubles as a fountain. In addition to attracting birds, the beauty and relaxing found of the bird bath fountain will add to any garden or yard. Furthermore, these fountains are a good deal more attractive than a typical bird bath, so the style may fit into that of your home or outdoor space.

  • Hanging: Perfect for those with limited yard space, choose a hanging bird bath instead of a pedestal bath. These baths can easily hang from an apartment balcony or your favorite tree to provide a bit of enjoyment for all types of birds. Some bird baths are convertible between hanging and standing bird baths, so this option may be perfect for individuals wanting the most options.

  • Deck Mount: Another space saver, deck mounted bird baths are excellent for homes short of yard space. Also, deck mounted baths can be set up directly outside a window so that you can enjoy the birds while in the comfort of your own home. Furthermore, deck mounted styles are perfect for children, who can enjoy the presence of your local birds up close and personal.

Donna Somerkin specializes in Birds.

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