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Birds are a great addition to any yard, but how do you get them to come? You can't just put out a birdbath and expect birds to flock. They need more than that; they need food, water, and shelter. To attract the most birds into your garden, it's important to make sure all of their needs are met. 

All it takes is one little bird bath fountain in your backyard or front yard. The sound of running water will attract many songbirds, including blue jays, woodpeckers, and sparrows. If you're looking for something more traditional, like a stone basin with plants around it, we have those too! There are dozens of designs available so you can find the perfect one for your home.

Types of Bird Bath Fountains

Hanging Bird Bath Fountains

A hanging bird bath fountain is a great way to add motion and sound to your outdoor space. The sound of falling water refreshes and captivates. It can even contribute to the overall ambience of your yard or garden.

Hanging Bird Bath Fountains
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These bathroom fountains for birds are made from durable steel and other metals, making them long-lasting, low-maintenance additions to your garden. You can also use it as a bird feeder if you prefer.

Pedestal Bathroom Fountain for Birds

Built with you in mind, pedestal bird bath fountains add a touch of class to your yard while giving birds the perfect place to get clean and take a drink. Like other bathroom fountains for birds, this type is made from durable materials such as resin and metal.

This classic pedestal-style bath is popular with bird lovers. It can withstand all types of weather to attract birds year-round. The shallow bowl is also ideal for smaller birds.

Water Wiggler Bathroom Fountain for Birds

As the name suggests, this bathroom fountain also wiggles to attract birds. It moves water through an internal tube system that gets birds' attention with movement and sound. The cup is ideal for tiny songbirds such as finches, flycatchers, wrens, thrushes, and more.

Water Wiggler Bathroom Fountain for Birds
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Birding experts also recommend the water wiggler to catch the attention of more bird species with moving water. You might also attract migrating birds like warblers that don't visit bird feeders.

Ground Bird Bath Fountain

This fountain is a ground-mounted bathtub fountain with a very shallow dish. Its design allows water to change directions many times before it eventually falls into the shallow dish. The single tube emits a gentle bubbling noise that makes it readily available for birds in search of water.

It lessens the need for frequent cleaning because dirt and debris do not settle as quickly as they would on a static model. Ground dwelling birds like sparrows and juncos will appreciate the easy access to water. It holds four cups of water in the shallow basin.

Tree Stump Bird Bath Foundation

This fountain provides water for various types of birds in an instant. It is built around a tree stump foundation which offers the user several options in addition to holding water. You can place plants in the water or on top, you can feed the bird’s fruit that will attract them to your yard, and they can even rest inside it when weary.

Tree Stump Bird Bath Foundation
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The three-leg design prevents it from being knocked over by other birds or neighborhood kids. If you adore cardinals, then this is the right choice. The natural look will blend well in your backyard.

It's made of durable resin to last for years. You can also use it as an indoor decorative piece. The realistic-looking tree stump is topped off by a bird's nest, with faux green succulents growing on the wood.

Glass Koi Bath Fountain

Koi fish baths are remarkable pieces that add an aquatic feel to your home. The inclusion of glass makes it look like you're gazing into the waters of a river or pond. It has a calming vibe and can add to the serenity in any room.  This glass bowl is bright and light, with a sturdy metal base included. The frame folds up easily to store it in your garden shade.

Sunflower Bird Bath Fountain

If you want a smaller fountain, this one is a great choice. It's a hollowed-out sunflower complete with a birdbath and foliage around the base. The colors are bright and cheerful, and it gives an old-world feel to your garden or porch setting.

The pedestal birdbath can be used as a beautiful home accent, but it's also functional. The water falls out of the bowl and into the pool below, which can be used to your pet's or children's delight. This is a great way to keep them cool in the summer months.

Mosaic Bird Bath Fountain

How beautiful and unique! This one is made from a mosaic of brightly colored tiles and has a little bird on top that sends water into the bowl below. You can set this in your front yard or backyard, and it will give off a strong sense of style and class. It's perfect for pet owners who want to keep their animals cool during the warm months.

This handcrafted mosaic piece will also sparkle in direct sunlight and beautify the shade. It doesn't come with a stand, so the seller recommends the dish on an inverted terra-cotta pot.

Stone Bird Bath Fountain

Here we have a very natural and rustic birdbath fountain. It's made from mainly stone and is perfect for people who want to keep nature close by but still give their outdoor space a touch of class. It has an upper portion with a little opening that the water pours out of. You can either sit this on dry land or fill it up with water and let the birds drink from it.

This is another natural birdbath fountain that is gorgeous. It uses a large enough bowl to place plants inside of it if you wish to do so. This also has an inverted top portion, so it creates a nice gentle sound when the water starts to flow.

Ceramic Bird Bath Fountain

This is the perfect fountain for anyone who wants a little piece of art in their outdoor space. This has a small base and inverted top but with intricate designs that give it such an uplifting feeling when you look at it. Setup is quick and easy, you screw the bowl onto the pedestal stand.

Concrete Bird Bath Fountain

This is what I ended up getting for my backyard. It has a unique design, with the bowl perched atop the pedestal stand. However, there are no bells and whistles when it comes to this fountain. You can also create your unique design by painting it whatever color you like.

Cast Iron Bird Bath Fountain

This birdbath fountain has a classic look to it. But what makes this stand out from the rest is the little pump that pumps water up and runs down throughout the tiers of this fountain. It adds to its charm and loveliness. If you like an artistic touch to your backyard, then this is just for you.

Solar Bird Bath with Lights

If you want to go green and add some style, then this is the fountain for you. All you have to do is leave it out in the sun and watch your fountain light up your backyard. The solar power powers the pump, so there are no messy wires running all over the place. Just make sure that this birdbath faces south to receive direct sunlight to turn on at night.

Solar Bird Bath with Lights
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Solar Water Fountain with LED Lights

This is the most colorful of the three fountains. You have a simple fountain with some solar panels in front by day. But by night, watch lights light up within the solar panels and reflect off the water for an enchanting glow. Since the lights are solar-powered, you don't have to worry about hauling extension cords around or even changing batteries.

The three different shine modes allow these lights to turn on at dusk and off at dawn. Just make sure that this fountain is facing south to get enough sunlight to charge during the day.

Plastic Bird Bath and Feeder Fountain

This is the cheapest and simplest of bird bath fountains. It has a little basin for birds to drink from, along with a feeding ring above it, so you can also feed them as they drink. The entire fountain is made out of plastic, so no need to worry about rust or metal pieces that might fall apart.

They included a plastic water tray that holds water, so remove it, and you have a bird feeder. The base is crafted of durable Eastern red cedar wood.

FAQs on Bird Bath Fountains and Why You Need Them

What is the importance of bird bath fountain?

Birds need bird baths in the winter, just as they need the rest of the year. In the very cold months, water can be very hard to find, and they do appreciate a bird bath with accessible water in it. If your backyard has a heated bird bath, then you can expect some activity all year, even in the winter. They give you an opportunity to interact with different bird species and identify baby birds as well. 

How often should you change the water in the bird bath?

You should change the water every two to four days then clean up the bird bath. Remember, taking care of birds coming to your yard involves providing them with clean water in the fountains.

Final Thought on Bird Bath Fountains

Birds need a full and clean bird bath. So if you build it, they will come. Make sure you clean your bird bath with a garden hose every couple of days. If you see dead bugs floating in it or algae starting to form, that's a clear indication that it's time to clean. You can also learn different ways to attract birds to your compound such as putting our hummingbird feeders.

 

Kristina Perrin

Kristina Perrin

Kristina is an expert DIY home remodeler and mom to three. When she's not cooking or experimenting with new recipes, you can find her working on new home improvement projects or writing about her favorite kitchen appliances or DIY projects on Kitchen Infinity blog.

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