Water is Essential for Winter Birds

Water is essential for birds at any time of year. Birds need it for drinking and bathing to keep those feathers clean.IMG_1246website

It is even more crucial in winter, when ponds and streams are frozen or snow-covered.

If you want to provide water for your backyard visitors year-round, consider adding a birdbath heater. You will be rewarded by observing many more birds in your yard. The birdbath itself should be one that can tolerate cold weather and ice without cracking. Therefore, we store our pretty birdbath away over winter and use our old one instead. After all, survival is not a beauty contest.