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Bird Bath Fountains| Give The Birds a Spa Treatment.


 
   

To find the perfect birdbath takes some researching because there are so many of them available to you these days.  This website has links to some of the best retailers of bird baths and water fountains that you will find on the internet, so hopefully there will not be a lot of searching for you to do.  

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In the search area of your browser you simply type in birdbath, or birdbath water fountains, or some such similar wording,  add some special words such as solar, concrete, rock or whatever adjectives you want to describe your special birdbath, and wait for the results to show up.  As you will see, many vendors await you and vie for your business, which is good for you, of course.  There are websites that specialize in choosing well known vendors for you and there are websites that list hundreds of other lesser known connections to fountain and birdbath vendors.  There will be no end to the dilemma of which one to choose.   It has been said that the research visitor never usually goes beyond the first two pages of Google, Bing, or Yahoo results but we have found there are some interesting options on the next few pages worth looking at.  For instance, we just found backyardbirdsdiscoverycenter.com and were amazed to see the great items they had on their site, both for birds and many other pets and animals.

Concrete, plastic, copper, stone, many types of birdbaths and fountains that the birds can bath in are out there for you. Small ones, larger ones that are on two or three levels, and some that can contain a small casket that could be a memorial to your endearing pet that you lost.  There are fountain heaters that you can purchase to keep the water from freezing during the colder months, and some birdbath fountains that will run constantly using solar power.  The lists are endless and the choices spectacular.

Cornell University has a wonderful link to their Ornithology Lab and they will help you sort out what is best for the birds when it comes to the bird bath.  We have linked them here with their approval and hope you will find their website, and this article in particular about bird baths, helpful.

This Garden-Fountains.com link will take you to a website where you can buy the outdoor fountain or birdbath of your dream - something suitable here for every budget and the shipping may even be included if they have a special on at this time.  From ceramic to marble, outdoors and indoors fountains, solar and table top they are all here on this site for your convenience.  They also have a special On Sale section for garden birdbaths and accessories which you may find interesting - perhaps your perfect garden accessory awaits?  Check out Garden-Fountains.com today and see everything they have to offer you. You will not be disappointed.

Shipping is fast and most products can be purchased with a credit card and some with Paypal and Google checkouts which we find are fantastic methods to buy anything online.

Check out this bird friendly bath - All Seasons Decorative Gray Stone Scalloped Heated Birdbath with Deck Mount, 120-Watt.  Easy to order and definitely easy to install and from there on, simply enjoy.  With its own heater, nothing could be simpler.  Order now and enjoy it next week!  Simply click on the picture below.

Now the choice is yours. Look around and find exactly what solar powered birdbath or concrete water fountain on a pedestal that you need.  Since 2007 Water Fountain Gardens has been bringing you information regarding garden and home fountains and waterfalls and suppliers of the best water elements you can find. We know you will be happy with whatever birdbath or birdbath fountain you purchase. There is nothing quite so peaceful as watching birds go about their business and when their business is in your own garden that is even better. 

  

Bird bath fountains - a great item to bring you hours of enjoyment in your garden. Free entertainment by the masses, one might say!  There are  over 900 species of birds in the USA alone, so you should never be bored once you have your bird bath in place.   You will have the sound of that running water fountain and also the beauty of your local birds playing and bathing in your birdbath from birdbaths.comAnd since there are so many species of birds in North America, you can look forward to seeing a really great variety in your garden.  Birdwatching has a wonderful way of taking your mind off of the problems of the day, so relax and let the world go by.  You can catch up with it later if you want!  Amazon.com and ebay.com may also have the exact birdbath or birdbath fountain that you are searching for.  

 

There is a great website here on which you can find information regarding where to place your birdbath as well as numerous other articles regarding birdwatching, bird houses, bird feeding and, well, you get it.  Our thanks to Doug Mahopac for all his ideas and articles on this site.


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It is really easy to add a birdbath fountain to your garden space.  When we were kids on the farm, we had several, even with the dog trying to scare them away all the time!  At a previous home, we installed a little portable one as an addition to our garden space, and it answered all our questions of "why would I buy a birdbath"?  This little addition of a birdbath, brought chickadees, finches, sparrows, robins and even the gorgeous but squawky bluejays and magpies.  However, the real bonus were the red winged blackbirds!


You could add a solar birdbath into your surroundings if you wish.  You could have a bird bath large enough so it would circulate the water so it is always fresh.  The whimsical ones are always a treat!  Your birds will vary from what we get, of course, but with 700 species in North America, there should be lots of birds to be seen and enjoyed.  Give them their "time in the sun" and they will repay you many times over with their shenanigans around "their pool area".

  • You should try to clean the birdbath fountain every day to eliminate the buildup of scum (if you wouldn't swim in it, those little birds should not have to either.) -unless you have a fountain bath in which case the circulating water will do the job for a couple of days.

Shipping costs will depend upon where you live but you can work this out easily with the easy order form most of our merchants supply on their websites. Compare our offerings and buy with confidence at the best possible price.

 

 

Bird Baths - Shop at BirdBaths.com for the best selection and prices on bird baths and fountains.  Review these prices to get your very best deal!  Check the robin in the bath below - how much fun can one bird have?

 

www.backyardbirdsdiscoverycenter.com can supply you with your must-have houses and all sorts of interesting outdoor items for your special feathered friends and other pets and animals. They have added a great selection here just for you.  Take a peek - choose the bird house that best suits the species of bird you have in your garden. 

 

 

How to Build a Bird Bath

Building a bird bath is a great joy and you will marvel at how easily it can be done and how proud you will be of yourself once you see the birds starting to gather around the "pool". We have found a multitude of good resources for you and will list them here for you. You may pop over to their sites and simply return by hitting the back button whenever you are ready.

 

1. Using concrete and sand. Concrete is cheap and so is sand. Build your own by using the sand as your mold and design the shape you want your bird bath to take. Dig out that shape in the sand. Mix the amount of concrete you think you will need in a large pail. Then pour it into the mold you have just completed. If you want to decorate it with little baubles and such that is fine. I prefer a plain one because it is so much easier to keep clean, and I do not have to worry about how the birds will react to colors in their pool area. Allow time for the concrete to "cure". Voila!

 

2. Using what you have on hand. Find a pie plate, a frisbee, a clay flower pot with a saucer, whatever will hold water. Even a garbage can lid works if that is what you have. A large saucer like is used to slide down a snow-covered hill would be awesome - and colorful. The saucer hole in the clay one will have to be corked to prevent water leakage but that is easy enough to do. If using a large pie plate, saucer or frisbee, simply turn them upside down in your garden area and add water. You can add some flowers around your "project" if you like.

 

3. You may want to hang the frisbee, though, by putting holes evenly spaced around the perimeter, high enough so the water does not leak out. Three holes will work, four if you do not trust three. Using wire or lighweight rope of some sort, thread whichever you choose through the holes. Fasten the ends together about 18 inches or so up from the frisbee and then fasten that to a tree branch. I was going to suggest a macrame hanger, but if you do that, you will need to ensure there are not too many strings involved so that the birds cannot reach the water.

 

4. More concrete ornaments and birdbaths instructions can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Concrete-Ornaments-Garden-Birdbaths/dp/1579905854/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1292543270&sr=1-3 where creative ideas in concrete can be found. We used our link to the site, but you can go whichever way you wish, of course.

 

5. Now here is a link to an amazing piece! This woman has it broken down to a $6 cost to build this one and I think it is really slick. Three legs, and a dish on top. Gotta love it. http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/expensive-bird-bath-flip-em-the-bird-make-one-for-6 

 

6. By glueing two tall clay plant pots together by their bases (looking like an X from the side view) and setting a clay saucer (no hole) on top (perhaps glue that too just to be on the safe side), you have constructed one very easy-to-build bird bath. The kids can help with that one.

 

7. This link will take you to a sand-cast birdhouse which many of you will have heard of and perhaps seen elsewhere before. But this link also shows you how to build the pedestal for it if you wish, and they make some recommendations on which concrete they prefer, and why.

http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/extras/53birdbath.php

 

8. And just good fun to read and get birdbath ideas from, we offer this one for you. I found it very informative and amusing and got my laugh for the day here. http://www.laspilitas.com/garden/howto/birdbath.htm

 

9. HGTV also has a link for building a concrete bird bath. It is more complex than a lot of the others but sure looks great when it is done. And you will have the added pleasure of having made it yourself. http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/cement-birdbath/index.html

 

Some of the articles researched mentioned that the birdbath water should not be too deep and that there should be sand in the bottom so the birds will not slip or small rocks for them to stand on. Over the many years we have had a bird bath, we never found that the water was too deep. Our birds in the northern climate just wallowed right into the middle and enjoyed! We never put sand in the bottom either, as we cleaned it daily and this would have been a nuisance we think. As far as cleaning goes, we bought a new bathroom toilet cleaning brush for this purpose. Keep it close by, in your garage or storage shed, and simply sweep swiftly through the water existing in the birdbath, brushing out any residue that may have accumulated there. You can clean out the entire birdbath this way, water and all, and just rinse it now with a hose or whatever water container is handy. Then refill and wait for those birds to find out they have fresh water once again.

 

Weather is a factor in maintaining your bath. If you live north of the 49th parallel, you already know that it can get pretty cold up here. The birdbath may have to be totally emptied and covered or turned upside down during the cold winter months. It seems a shame, but what can you do? You do not want it to split by having water in it that will freeze. And the birds would not be able to bathe anyway, as it would be frozen water at that point. Just feed the birds during this season and they will make do with bathing in a puddle if necessary. If you are inclined to go this route, you can purchase little heaters that sit in the bottom of the bath, to keep the water from freezing.

 

All the above information pertains to a bath which does not have a pump and is quite a simple system to set up in your yard. If you have a birdbath with a pump to keep the water circulating then you will not need to clean it every day as we did. You will, however, need to top up that water every now and then. In this case you would have to remove the pump for the heavy winter weather, and then cover or move your bath to a storage area until spring. Ahh, spring!

 

We hope you are able to put some of this information to good use and, if all else fails, you can still purchase a really good birdbath here on the site, for a reasonable price.

 

The Way to Win a Bluebird's Heart

We have recently moved to a new home and while sitting outside the other day, I noticed that there were a number of bluebirds and robins just circling around the neighbor's yard. I suspected they must have just added a bird feeder or a bird bath and when I peeked over the fence from my deck, I was right.

 

They had incorporated a really easy to maintain birdbath which was made of a large concrete bowl and had a heavy concrete base to make it sturdy and solid so as to not fall over in heavy winds. We get those winds a lot where I live here on the West Coast of North America.

It was not a really colorful birdbath, just simply a bath that was sure to make the birds come back for more. All the neighbors had to do now was to ensure it was kept clean and filled with fresh water.


When we had a birdbath in our previous garden, we used to use a new toilet bowl brush for cleaning it out – just swish the water from the centre on out to the edge and, if you are lucky, the water might just end up on the flower garden nearby! Using a water hose, if one is handy, simply rinse the bowl again, swishing fresh water around, then “sweep” that water out again. You could use the spray nozzle on the hose, of course, but using the brush helps move that gunge out from the bottom a little better. Fill with water from the hose and there you are. This is not a hard project but the effort of keeping fresh water in it for the birds will be rewarded many times over. Keeping the water fresh also helps to eliminate mosquitoes. Nice bonus, I'd say!


One of the nice things about this sort of birdbath is that you can move it around if you want. Perhaps the view was not as you had expected from your kitchen window, or even from the deck. Or maybe the bird feeder was too close. Or the swinging gate in the garden banged into it when the wind caught the gate. Whatever the reason you may want to move a bird bath, this type is really easy to relocate.


We had a piece of cork under a previous birdbath (you know, the pieces that are in all shapes and sizes – ours was simply a round one, about 12 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick) and fit the base of our small bath perfectly. We had dug out a circle of lawn so the cork base fit right into the missing section of grass. You would not want to do this very often though, as growing the grass back can take some time. If you manage to set aside that piece of grass when you first remove it, and then can decide in a day or so whether this is really where you want your bird bath to be located or not, you can always just put it back where you got it if you want to move the bath to a different location. In a few days you will never know it had been removed.


While you are in the garden anyway, why not add a bird house or a bird feeder to the area? The number of interesting houses and feeders out there now is fantastic – colors are great, materials vary vastly, and your garden space can be alive with activity from the various kinds of birds that will visit. Visit your local bird seed store and see what is available. They are a wealth of knowledge and can help you with whatever questions you may have about where to place the feeders, how to protect them from the squirrels and other little tricks to drawing the birds to your yard. Regardless of what your bird bath is made of, the birds do not seem to dwell on the esthetics of it but will still enjoy it even if it is a bowl sitting on a rock in your yard. They simply need just a couple of inches to splash around in to bathe.


There are copper birdbaths available now also which can add a dramatic new look to your garden space. Plastic, tile, marble, glass, hollowed rocks – these are all good for bird baths. If you add a pump to recirculate the water the birds will be attracted to the sound of the flowing water and will visit your garden.  This also is a great idea to ensure fresh water is available for them when they do come.

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