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Let's hear it for our feathered friends. They're always there to bring some cheer and song to each day. Some people love to birdwatch, some love to feed the birds, and others like to make sure they have a nice birdhouse and all the elements of a cozy refuge. This includes heated birdbaths.
There are a few things to consider before you open your wallet for a birdbath. Location is important, as is keeping the unit clean. Open standing water can breed lots of insects, including mosquitos. And who wants those around? Then comes winter months and the requirement of keeping the unit heated so that water remains water and never turns to ice.
What's a bird lover to do? Give them some heat, is what. These baths are worth their splash and then some.
Best Heated Bird Baths for Backyard Birds
1. Farm Innovators Model BD-75 3-In-1 Heated Birdbath, 75-Watt, Terra Cotta Color
If water freezes in your birdbath and you don't want to spend more than about $50 on a new birdbath, here you go. Perfect for small birds of all sorts, this thermostatically controlled birdbath includes a deck mount if you want it to go on the deck railing, a post mount, and a metal stand if you would rather have a freestanding bird bath heater.
There are options aplenty. You can use an extension cord during the coldest months when a thermostat controlled birdbath is necessary. Simply hide it away when the weather warms. See here for warranty information.
2. GESAIL Bird Habitat UV and Frost Resistant Lightweight 3 Easy Ways to Mount Detachable 75W Heated Bird Bath Bird Feeder, Birdbath Heater for All Seasons for Outdoors Garden Yard Decoration - Green
120 volts and 75 watts built into this thermostatically controlled birdbath will keep feathered friends clean and hydrated during the coldest times of the year. The birdbath bowl is removable so that you can clean it and fill it with fresh bird bath water with ease. Wild birds can easily perch on a deck rail and get their talons wet. Three mounting options with mounting hardware included.
3. API Heated Birdbath Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Hardware (Item No. 600)
If you'd rather have a plastic pedestal birdbath with a stand, this option is for you. The enclosed heating elements will keep fresh water ice-free and will keep birds safe from the electrical components. You can mount it on a deck rail or a pedestal (not included) to add a fancy elegant touch to your garden.
4. Birds Choice HPEDIL-GR Ivy Pedestal Heated Bird Bath, Medium
You don't have to worry about this birdbath stand making it through the winter. It has been tested to withstand 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The collapsible stand makes for easy storage, should you decide to take a break from your birding hobby.
5. GESAIL Birdbath Deicer Heater for Outdoors in Winter, Deicer for Birdbaths with Thermostatically Controlled, Made of Heavy Duty Premium Cast Aluminum, Perfect for Patio Yard and Lawn, 50-Watt, Green
Perhaps you already have a favorite bird bath and just want an ice eliminator. You can use this unit in all sorts of basins. Made from heavy-duty cast aluminum, it's easy to clean and won't calcify from use. Make sure the basin is filled, and the unit is fully submerged in the middle of the birdbath. Voila! No more ice, just warm drinking water.
You can enjoy birdwatching all year with this easy and affordable solution available on Amazon.
This post was originally published on August 2, 2021.
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