Enjoying the beauty and birdsong of avian visitors can be a delightful and relaxing way to spend time in your backyard. There’s something special about slowing time down to watch birds look for food or call to one another. Many bird enthusiasts look for ways to attract more feathered friends to their outdoor spaces, and bird baths are one of the most popular.
Modern to whimsical, artistic to vintage, there is something to suit the taste of just about every avian enthusiast. Here is a curated list of ideas to get you started.
Concrete Cairn Bird Bath
Give yourself and your feathered friends a little zen with this concrete bird bath, reminiscent of a large cairn.
Pottery Bird Bath Dish
Doubling as a feeder should you choose, this shallow bird bath dish makes a lovely addition to your back porch or patio.
Hanging Ceramic Bird Bath
Bring a beachy vibe to your patio while attracting avian visitors. This Caribbean blue hanging bird bath is crafted of ceramic and real sea shells.
Self-Cleaning Contemporary Bird Bath
Be sure your bird friends have a continual flow of fresh water with a self-cleaning bird bath.
Vintage Bird Bath
Crafted from a 1930s vintage wash tub, you’re sure to have the most unique birdbath in the neighborhood!
Wine Barrel Bird Bath
Wine lovers, there’s a bird bath with you in mind. Crafted from an upcycled wine barrel, this birdbath makes a handsome addition to your outdoor spaces.
Blown-Glass Bird Bath
If you’re in the market for a gift for your bird-loving friend, this hand-blown glass bird bath could be just what you’re looking for.
Stone Bird Bath
Made of a granite boulder, this bird bath would blend seamlessly into your landscaping.
Solar Bird Bath
Give your backyard ambient lighting with this solar birdbath that charges from the sun during the day and gives off a soft glow in the evenings.
Deck-Mounted Heated Bird Bath
Keep your feathered friends’ bath water from freezing up during the winter months with a heated bird bath. This deck-mounted version is easy to install and welcomes winter birds closer to your window.
Heated Pedestal Bird Bath
This heated pedestal bird bath is thermostat-controlled so that you can adjust the temperature when you notice the mercury dipping.
Heated Cedar Bird Bath
Welcome your avian friends during the winter months with a heated birdbath that beautifully blends with its outdoor surroundings.
Mosaic Bird Bath Bowl
Your backyard visitors can come right up to your patio table to bathe in this stunning mosaic glass bird bath bowl.
Ceramic Solar Bird Bath
The solar panels absorb the sun’s energy to power this blue ceramic birdbath that keeps water moving and unfrozen, always ensuring a fresh bath for your bird guests.
Hanging Bird Bath
This shallow hanging birdbath makes sure that birds don’t get too wet while drinking or cooling off. You have the option of hanging it close enough to your home to closely enjoy the birds from your windows.
Glass Sunflower Bird Bath
Brighten up your outdoor spaces with this yellow sunflower birdbath crafted of hand-painted glass.
Two-tiered Bird Bath
Give your yard a statement piece with this two-tiered bird bath, doubling as a fountain.
Pedestal Bird Bath
Your bird friends will love this pedestal bird bath with its unique dragonfly pattern throughout.
Double Bird Bath
This bird bath is art with a function. Invite avian visitors to your patio with this double- glass bird bath.
Cast Stone Bird Bath
Who says a birdbath can’t have a modern edge? This cast stone bird bath’s patina is meant to age well and should stand the test of time.
Rusted Steel Bird Bath
For anyone wishing to veer from the traditional, consider a bird bath such as this, crafted from rusted steel.
Copper Bird Bath
Copper is known for its ability to retain heat. This beautiful copper birdbath is likely to be a favorite resting spot for your feathered friends, even into the cooler months.
Modern Stone Bird Bath
This birdbath almost appears to be a modern sculpture, but your bird visitors will see it as a refreshing place to take a dip.
Bird Bath Pot
Should you want to stray completely from the norm, check out this bird bath that appears to be a flower pot and is a sturdy mixture of cast stone and fiberglass.
Birds use birdbaths for drinking, bathing, and preening. Contrary to what some believe, birds are not okay with using dirty water in puddles. Like any other creature, they need fresh, clean water. This is why choosing the right bird bath is important.
It’s wise to choose a bird bath you can easily keep clean or that has a built-in function that keeps water moving. You can also purchase simple things like water wigglers, fountain pumps, or water drippers to place inside of them to make sure that the water doesn’t become stagnant. The ideal depth of water in a birdbath is 1-3 inches; any deeper and a bird could drown.
Aside from the sheer enjoyment of having bird visitors, they’re actually good to have around. Birds help aerate the soil as they hunt for insects. Speaking of hunting for insects, introducing birds helps with your garden pest control. Bird baths also attract wasps, a natural predator of insects like cabbage worms that can wreak havoc on your garden crops. And don’t forget that birds are also an important part of helping your crops with cross-pollination.