We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
THE SHOPPES AT WILTON
Next to TJMaxx,
3084 Route 50, Suite 1
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 226-0071
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Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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How to Provide Water for Summer Birds
2. Clay Bird Baths
3a. Plastic Bird Bath
3b. Heated Bird Bath
To attract the greatest variety of birds to your yard, provide a source of water along with your feeders.
Bird baths come in many shapes, sizes and materials, and they can be placed on the ground, pedestal-mounted or hung.
1. Granite baths will become the centerpiece of your well-manicured landscape. These baths are difficult to relocate because of their weight, and they can become a permanent decorative element in your yard. They do not need to be removed to withstand winter's freezing temperatures.
2. Our clay birdbaths are beautifully hand-painted in Ohio. The art ranges from loons and lavendar to chickadees and cardinals. They are light weight, making them easy to relocate about the yard and to clean, but they MUST be emptied and stored during the winter.
Our stone aggregate birdbaths are also US made and are a natural-looking addition to your landscape. Look for our matching aggregate bench to welcome long stays in your garden. These aggregate pieces should most probably be emptied and stored for the winter.
3a & b. Plastic baths are light, versatile and able to be easily moved about your yard. These baths work well with a bird bath heater and, unlike clay and aggregate baths, they can be used in freezing conditions. Or, when used in our steel hardware rings, you can swap them out with a heated birdbath for use throughout the winter.
Birds prefer to bathe and drink in different depths of water. Use a bath with a sloped edge or add slate pieces or stones to vary the depth so birds can bathe comfortably.
Place your bath 10 to 12 feet from shrubs so predators can’t surprise the birds. Nearby shrubs also offer birds a place to preen their feathers and dry off.
You will attract more birds with moving water. Use the Water Wiggler™ to create motion in your bird bath and to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the water.
Regular cleaning will help reduce algae and is good for your birds’ health. Scrub your bath regularly with our EcoTough™ Scrubber Brush, rinse well, and replace with fresh water.
Attach our WBU Dripper to your bird bath to provide a source of moving water. Many birds will creep down the dripper spout to take a drink.